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Rainshadow Organics
Contact: via Agricultural Connections
City: Sisters, OR,
Email Address: thecoop@gorgefarmers.com
About Us
Rainshadow Organics is a full-diet farm with dozens of varieties of certified organic vegetables, herbs, berries, flowers, pork, chicken, eggs, turkey, beef, and grains on 200 acres. Rainshadow organics is a particularly diverse farm, with accompanying culinary hospitality, on a mission to promote widespread regenerative farming and eating.

We are located 15 miles northeast of Sisters and 10 miles west of Terrebonne in Central Oregon. The farm is family-owned and operated and we have been here since the early 1970s. Sarahlee Lawrence grew up on the land and started Rainshadow in 2010.
Practices
At the core of Rainshadow is the understanding that the health and integrity of land and soil are the key ingredients that enable us to produce nutrient-dense foods to nourish our bodies and community. Our agricultural practice is rooted in a regenerative model that enriches the soil for the growth of heirloom vegetables and heritage breeds that are adapted to our harsh high desert climate. We also have a passive four-season greenhouse for winter and early starts and twelve larger season-extending hoop houses or high tunnels. We are certified organic and use only sustainable practices, with no chemical pesticides, fertilizers, or herbicides.

Our soil fertility is built with our composted horse manure. We also employ our chickens and an army of worms who supply castings for worm tea that we inject into our irrigation system. We foster an intricate ecosystem with companion planting, nutrient cycles, flowers, bees, riparian areas, crop rotation, and undisturbed native desert. We pride ourselves on looping our nutrients and resources into our community and back to our land.