About Horseradish Ranch

While we do love to grow a little plot of horseradish, our farm’s primary enterprise is diversified livestock and dry-farmed specialty crops. We chose the horseradish plant to represent our business 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 πŸ™‚

We hope that, like the horseradish plant, our impact on our land and community will be perennial, growing and improving with each new season. Please see the Home Page for our mission statement, or the FAQ for details about our practices and products.

Laura Bazzetta: Owner/Operator

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The Horseradish Ranch Family: Brian, Laura, & Rooney

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 the right opportunity came along to begin leasing land from Blue Moon SteadΒ in the Columbia GorgeΒ and she founded Horseradish Ranch. 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.

3 thoughts on “About Horseradish Ranch”

  1. I have a good rabbit story. We lived in Belgium for a year. Invited to a home for dinner, she had prepared rabbit. Then she said, “you may have had rabbit, but you probably have never had these”. And she held up a package of cranberries. Where were they made? Bandon, Oregon. So we like rabbit, especially with cranberries. Do you sell rabbit at Saturday Market? Farm Stand? Where? Pat Schmuck

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    1. Cute story Pat! I’ve never had it with cranberries before, I’ll have to try that soon, it sounds good πŸ™‚ Do you have a recipe? I do sell Rabbit at the Hood River Saturday Market, as well as doing home deliveries in Hood River for orders through our Web Store. Demand for the rabbit has gone up since the article in Savor came out — I’m so thrilled there’s so many people who love or are interested in rabbit meat! I’m down to my last few for this coming weekend, but will have a refreshed supply for market on October 14th.

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