River Willow Farm

River Willow Farm is a nineteen-acre organic farm along the banks of the Okanogan River just north of Tonasket WA. Certified Organic by Washington State Deptartment of Agriculture, in its eleventh year of operation and is owned and operated by Norm and Diana Weddle.

"Our orchard is a wonderful place to walk through and listen to all the bugs buzzing. And if you just let nature take its course, you get to see balls of lady bugs taking care of those pesky aphids." --Diana Weddle

Apricots, sweet and tart cherries, peaches, and nectarines are the main crops produced. Limited produce and row crops are also available.

Soil and Nutrient Management Healthy soil is the foundation for healthy agriculture. River Willow Ranch conducts routine soil tests to ensure that they are giving the soil what it needs. They till all plant-based nutrients back into the soil, use cover crops throughout the entire operation, and limit tillage in areas that might be impacted by erosion.

Pest Management River Willow Ranch has been certified organic since 1999. They work to provide habitat that encourages beneficial predatory insects and use only certified organic materials for pest control when needed.

The Riverside Habitat The Okanogan River comprises the entire eastern boundary of River Willow Ranch's 19 acres. Norm and Diana keep a 75' to 150' buffer between their orchard and the river, leaving natural grasses, shrubbery, and trees to provide habitat for local and migratory birds, as well as other animals. They have even seen cougars in their orchard!

More information at: www.riverwilloworganicfarm.com.

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