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The Farmer in Odell
Contact: Lisa Perry
Address: 6591 Allen Rd Parkdale, OR, 97041
Email Address: thefarmerinodell@gmail.com
Phone: 541-490-9574
About Us
The 14 acres where Lisa spends most of her time is in Duke's Valley, a small area just southwest of Odell. On the 14 acres Lisa farms with her husband, Ricardo Galvez. They raise pears, apples, plums, peaches, and nectarines. Cherries are produced on 12 acres in Parkdale. While focusing on their farmland in the Odell area, they continue to be a part of their family's farm operations. Born and raised in Hood River, Lisa and Ricardo have grown up in the ag community and appreciate the land and people who make farming possible. You can read more about this story on our website, thefarmerinodell.com

With farming you must be flexible, resilient, and take chances. Many customers know Lisa from the Cody Orchards Operation. Lisa took a chance moving on-farm sales to the Duke's Valley farm- which is a little more off the beaten path. 2021 was focused on getting the farm ready for busy summer and fall sales. The farm is also transitioning to doing business as The Farmer In Odell. You will start to see this name used more. Customers have been very supportive during this time of many moving parts and name changes. The newest fruit stand location just outside of Odell at 4137 Sylvester Dr. is open July-November for in person sales. We hope 2022 will bring us returning and new customers. Thank you for shopping with us here.
Practices
Our farm land runs under Integrated Integrated pest management (IPM), also known as integrated pest control (IPC) is a broad-based approach that integrates practices for economic control of pests. IPM aims to suppress pest populations below the economic injury level (EIL). The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization defines IPM as "the careful consideration of all available pest control techniques and subsequent integration of appropriate measures that discourage the development of pest populations and keep pesticides and other interventions to levels that are economically justified and reduce or minimize risks to human health and the environment. IPM emphasizes the growth of a healthy crop with the least possible disruption to agro-ecosystems and encourages natural pest control mechanisms." Entomologists and ecologists have urged the adoption of IPM pest control. Weed suppression rotates to help control costly damage from weeds. Irrigation has been updated to micro-sprinklers to conserve water.

We operate under the food safety program, SQF which stands for Safe Quality Food. It is a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) benchmark standard. To have this certification, a farm needs to be versed in the SQF guidelines and successfully pass rigorous SQF audits. You can learn more about other projects such as pollinator health, on our wesite, thefarmerinodell.com