Carnation Farms is a certified organic farm which operates as a nonprofit organization with a mission to transform the way that people want to eat. We celebrate delicious and nutritious food produced in a sustainable manner by providing inspirational and educational experiences that positively affect the health, the environment, and local economies. We develop the next generation of food citizens and grow new farmers.
We are Certified Organic. This is an important designation for us as it provides third party objectivity and transparency. We plan for and execute crop diversity. We save seed to responsibly grow future healthy crops. We plant cover crops to prevent soil erosion and to protect soil microbial communities. We improve soil health through cover-cropping, green manures, and timely tillage. We manage our livestock health through optimal nutrition, low stress, and best practice animal husbandry methods. We are enhancing wildlife and pollinator habitat (Game Preserve designation since 1974; Salmon-Safe certified). We host restoration projects to increase health of our riparian and river bank areas.