Our Wanted to check in with our regional community and make sure everyone is doing ok during this challenging time. We wanted you to know that WE ARE STILL HERE- I want to encourage everyone to possibly rethink who your local grower is? This is the time to start connecting with your community, neighbors and local farmers as we are all here to help in any way possible. Example- If you live near Redmond, you can visit Dome Grown Produce, Rooper Ranch, 2 Sisters Ranch for fresh vegetables and meat. High Desert Food and Farm Alliance has a great regional resource guide for this information. Why drive 20-30 miles for food when it is right next door?
Sakari Farms is the host of the Central Oregon Seed Exchange which is a local seed bank for Deschutes County residents. ALL of our seed is located at Central Oregon Locavore in a Seed Fridge. You can donate seed and pick up discounted locally grown seed in exchange. With the recent COVID-19 outbreak, our seed bank is running at about 25% of it's normal capacity. Now is the time to grow your own food and become self sufficient, and in the process begin to create a relationship with your food systems. We are here to help, if you need bulk seed please contact us for this assistance.
Sakari Farms also hosts Sakari Botanicals our Value Added Product food business. We provided locally grown flowers, vegetables and fruit in our unique food creations. Featuring- Hot Sauces, Teas, Jams, Spices and other healing products. Feel free to check out our new website WWW.SAKARIBOTANICALS.COM for ordering inquiries.
Our farm currently has fresh/pasture raised Eggs for sale, Hot Sauces, Bulk Healing Plants (Mullein, Cedar, Mugwort, Yarrow, Comfrey and other Immune related plants). Our Arugula, Spinach and other greens will be available next week!!! Send us an email at SAKARIFARMS@GMAIL.COM to arrange a pick up.
Sakari Farms is a multi acre functioning farm, providing FLOWER and VEGETABLE CSA's, Eggs, Value Added Products, Contract Growing, and Wholesale to local restaurants and grocery stores.
We are practicing the ODA, and other Federal/State and County health recommendations with implemented washing stations, social distancing, sanitizing practices, etc. We are also a ODA Certified Commercial Kitchen, with a OHA Certified Food Handlers License. Always striving to maintain compliance and keep everyone safe and healthy during this time.
Feel free to contact us for any questions, wholesale inquiries, product or produce purchasing. Thank you again for all your support over the years, and let us know if we can help in any way!
Spring Alaska and Sam Schreiner
After a long growing season, we are finally able to sit back and reflect on how our growing season went this year. What a learning process it has been!! Waking up to -7 degrees this morning, we are thankful that the farm is buttoned up and done for the 2019 year. We have a few of our farmed products left after the successful Fill Your Pantry event. Few jams, hot sauces, and spices. These make great stocking stuffers, and offer a fun surprise at any social gathering as a "foodie treat". Consider supporting your local farmer and tribal enterprise this holiday season! Contact us for details on how to purchase our remaining products. Happy Holidays from the Schreiner Family and Sakari Farms-
Our season ended today with a heavy frost, although we were not quite ready to wrap up the farm we are thankful for such a bountiful growing and sharing season. We have started our fall/winter 2019 with a limited release of our freshly grown and created line of tribal food products. These make great gift for the holidays and are a great staple for everyday use. Contact us for purchase!
We will have presentations in the Niiwin Indigenous Foods Market during the Indigenous Foods Expo on Sept. 21. One of the presentations will be led by Spring Alaska Olson who will teach on "How to Market Your Indigenous Product."
Spring Alaska Olson, a regional Indigenous Agriculturalist and owner of Sakari Botanicals of the Kingikmuit Tribe of Inuit Alaska will be presenting on how to increase your knowledge around building your tribal business. Class will include topics including; Value Added Product, Traditional Uses, Farm Planning, Marketing, Packaging/Labeling, Challenges/Competition and Distribution within your tribal community. Presentation will include hands on sweet grass
and sweet grass tea demonstration, examples of packaging and products to sell.
To find out more about Spring Alaska and her business, go to the www.sakaribotanicals.weebly.com or www.sakarifarms.weebly.com websites.
For more info on the Indigenous Foods Expo, go to: https://www.aicho.org/indigenous-foods-expo.html. Event is free and open to the public!
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Sakari Farms has begun a first of it's kind here in Deschutes County- our FREE Tribal Food Box. This box is delivered to Warm Springs Indian Reservation providing our locally grown, organic tribal foods. We love helping our tribal members engage in healthy food education and food security. Contact us if you have any questions, we would love to share more with regional tribal members!
National Association of State Agriculture Department’s winner of $5000 award for Women’s Farm to Food grant. Our farm was chosen out of 238 other women farmers in the northwest for our efforts in farming and education. We are honored to be the first Native American recipient of this award. Feels great to put Deschutes County on the map!