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By Dena Martin
The Times 

Broetje Orchards: Farming with Faith

Broetjes strive to prove that farming doesn't have to come at the expense of land or people


August 31, 2017

Dena Martin

A sweeping view of Broetje Orchards.

Like most anyone who has lived in the Touchet Valley for any length of time, I was vaguely familiar with Broetje Orchards and the work they do to help others. But when I learned that an upcoming Learning on the Land event called 'The Big Apple' included a tour of the orchards and the story of its founders I was quick to sign up.

The opening talk took place at the Vista Hermosa chapel, under a mural of a smiling Jesus, opening his arms to the orchard and community below. Vista Hermosa, located about about 30 miles west of Waitsburg, near Fishhook Park, is the community the Broetje's have spe...

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