Jane & Clarke Keolker 5690 Quail Way Fruitland, WA 99129
We gave up our 9-5 jobs for a healthier, active life. We traded miles of freeway driving for a bird’s eye view of Lake Roosevelt, fresh air and lots of exercise. Our goal is to create a sustainable farm using organic growing practices. In the fall of 2007, we started our ranch with 12 Boer Goats and 125 chickens. The goats have added a lot of character to our ranch.
We started our first market garden in the Spring of 2008. We sold fresh organically raised vegetables, goat meat, free range eggs and quilted items at the local Farmers Market. I loved the market and it was so interesting and fun to meet all the people, vendor and customers.
2010 started with the arrival of 16 goat kids and another 50 chicks. We love to see the chickens forage all over the fields with the goats. We are looking forward to another great year at the Farmers Markets. This year we will be at the South Perry and Liberty Lake Farmers Markets.
2011 was another good year for the garden. We added loads of goats manure again and produced enough vegetables to add a booth at the new Spokane Public Market for the year. You can find us at South Perry and at Liberty Lake markets again this summer. We have another 26 new chicks and February will be busy as our does have all their kids. It will be an exciting time on the farm. We got another 100 laying hens in the spring. There are chickens all over the farm!
In 2012 we decided that I needed to take a job off the farm to make it more sustainable. It was hard to leave the farmers markets and all our friends and regular customers. You can still find out farm fresh eggs at Spokane’s Main Market. Fresh Abundance also carries our goat meat in the freezer section.