The Times - Serving Waitsburg, Dayton and the Touchet Valley

By Beka Compton
The Times 

Small farms, big flavors

Summer flavors shine at local small farms


Noel Olson

Frig is one of many goats at Dusty Britches Farm in Waitsburg. Using her good sense of humor, she loves to say hi while people collect fresh produce.

The Touchet Valley is home to a handful of farm to table operations, like the Breathe Easy Farm, and Crooked Fences. Nestled on the edges of Dayton, farms like these provide fresh fruit, vegetables, baked goods, and more to residents.

The Breathe Easy Farm owner/operator Mindy Holmberg has big plans for her little slice of heaven, including a retail front and eventual farm-to-table suppers. Holmberg sells baked goods, like chocolate zucchini bread, preserves, various pickled vegetables, fresh produce, and antiques.

Holmberg uses the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) model for her busin...

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