Gathering Together Farm is an enterprise in certified organic vegetable and fruit production that began in 1987. Our home base is just south of Philomath, Oregon on Grange Hall Road. Many of our fields are small odd shaped parcels of land, 1 to 5 acres in size, hugging the Mary's River. All totaled, we farm over 67 acres. (Add in something about compost).
Who We Are
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Gathering Together is owned by John Eveland and Sally Brewer, husband and wife. In the heat of the summer, there will be over 120 of us working hard to nurture and harvest high-quality food, prepare it for customers, and sell it at market.
In 2003 we expanded our on-farm offerings by building our beautiful Farmstand. Originally it was soups, salads, and pastry along with our organic produce. We offer dinner three nights a week by reservation only on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. We prepare our menus and dishes with deep respect for the Pacific Northwest cuisine that is local, sustainable, and farm-to-fork. It's a wonderful location for tasting some of the fruits of our labor. The season's best produce is combined with locally grown meats and regional seafoods in the expert hands of our chef.
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We love to eat the food we grow! One of our most cherished farm traditions is farm lunch, where the true essence of gathering together over food takes place. Three days a week, one of our farm cooks will prepare lunch for the entire crew, and five days a week a farm cook will prepare a hearty brunch time meal affectionally called "snack".
What We Offer
Diversity is one of the keystones of our farm. Each year we grow over 50 different types of vegetables of over 300 different varieties. Our customer base ranges from the individuals we see at our Farmstand and our farmers' market booths to local and regional food co-ops, markets, and many premier restaurants in the Corvallis and Portland areas. We distribute wholesale quantities of many items through Organically Grown Company. Our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) membership program now includes over 350 households in Philomath, Corvallis, Portland, and Newport.
What We Do