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Life on a Family Farm

Wednesday, July 13, 2011 @ 12:07 PM Karen Hood

Cheyenne milking one of our Nubian dairy goats

Here at Mountain Valley View Farm, we feel continually blessed. Our farm is relatively small, encompassing only 30 acres here in the Spokane Valley, and is entirely operated by the Hood family. We are lucky to have a large family that enjoys helping out with all the chores and tasks involved in keeping the farm running. Last weekend when we harvested our first crop of organic rhubarb, everyone got involved–and a good thing too, because the haul was so large it would have taken forever without all that help! We are proud of our children’s diligence and cheerful helping hands, for they are growing up with strength of character and fortitude that will make them into wonderful adults.

Keisha and Rosy with one of our Icelandic horses

All of our children love animals, and we have taught them to be be respectful of all life and this great planet we live on. Growing up on a farm is a wonderful experience for them, and they learn so much each day about responsible, sustainable ways of living that are good for the earth and all its creatures. We have a great variety of animals on our farm, from horses and goats to chickens, ducks, geese, and even turkeys. The kids love interacting with all these different animals and are eager to help feed and take care of them.

Corbin feeding two of our baby Nubians

For our family, running Mountain Valley View Farm is not just a job: it is a way of life, one we take great pride and pleasure in. Although planting, harvesting, and taking care of our many farm animals takes a lot of hard work and can be very demanding at times, everyone enjoys seeing the fruits of our labor when we bring in a harvest or watch the goats and horses frolic playfully in the pasture. We also know that in providing fresh, nutritious organic produce and dairy to the public, we are filling an important role in our community and helping others enjoy a healthy lifestyle. We love getting to know the people who purchase from and support our farm, so please take a moment to stop by and see us at one of the local farmers’ markets–we’d love to meet you and tell you more about our family and farm!

You can find us at the following area farmers’ markets:

Spokane Public Market
32 W. 2nd Ave
Spokane, WA 99210
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Wed – Fri

Spokane Farmers’ Market
5th Ave between Division & Brown
Spokane, WA 99210
8:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. Wed & Sat

Spokane Northside Farmers’ Market
315 E. Francis
Spokane, WA 99205
Wed 3 – 7 p.m. and Sat 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Liberty Lake Farmers’ Market
1421 N. Meadowood Lane
Liberty Lake, WA 99019
8:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. Sat

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