While we do love to grow a little plot of horseradish, our farm’s primary enterprise has been pasture-raised meats, eggs, and a few specialty crops. We chose the horseradish plant to represent our farm because we felt we had so much in common with it! Horseradish is a resilient plant that thrives in locations and conditions that few other crops can. It tolerates drought well, roots deeply, spreads quickly, and adds some spice to life 🙂
We hope that, like the horseradish plant, our impact on the land and our community will be perennial, growing and improving with each new season.
Laura Bazzetta: Owner/Operator
Originally from south-eastern Wisconsin where she grew up on a small hobby farm, Laura attended Carleton College in Minnesota where she studied Hydrology and Soil Science, and conducted research with the U.S. Geological Survey. In 2010, she moved to the west coast to pursue her dream and begin a professional career in organic agriculture. There she worked for a variety of livestock and mixed vegetable operations, at first as an apprentice and eventually as a greenhouse manager and marketing associate, until she founded Horseradish Ranch in the Gorge in 2016. Laura’s background in science informs her goals of soil & water improvement in tandem with the creation of delicious, happy, healthy foods for the Gorge community to enjoy.