Food & Florals
At Willow & Oak Farm, we steward the land regeneratively to serve our local community. Our goal is to grow high-quality food and florals using practices that balance environmental, economic, and social sustainability.
One half of our business is raising pastured poultry for both eggs and meat. The other half is Barn Swallow Blossoms, a cut flower enterprise producing unique, seasonal blooms using organic methods. Located just outside of Eugene/Springfield, OR, 2024 will be our farm's third season!
We aim to raise animals as a tool for good while providing nutritious and delicious food for our local community. By responsibly raising our chickens on pasture, we aim to have a regenerative environmental impact and to provide a high quality of life for our animals. Chicken manure is composted to provide fertility for the flower fields, working toward a closed-loop farm system.
Did you know that 80% of flowers sold in the US are grown abroad? Imports often carry a heavy burden: pesticide use, poor labor conditions, and a large carbon footprint. We are committed to growing flowers that are kinder to our world, only using organic and pollinator-safe practices. Growing cut flowers through pandemic and wildfire has also shown us what a powerful tool flowers can be in sharing joy and connection to nature and each other!
About the Land
Our farm is located at the Berggren Watershed Conservation Area through the McKenzie River Trust. It features one of the most extensive and dynamic networks of side channels remaining on the lower McKenzie River and is home to diverse native plant, fish, and wildlife species. Of the site's 92 acres, we steward ~30 acres of pasture, gardens, and farm/residential infrastructure. We are committed to farming in synergy with the ecological processes and the conservation projects on site.
About the Farmers
Adam & Kelly bring a wide range of experience to the farm, from both production farm and farm education settings in Oregon and beyond. Most recently before starting Willow & Oak Farm, Adam managed a diversified veggie and fruit farm in the McKenzie Valley, and Kelly managed the Learning Garden at Lane Community College while launching Barn Swallow Blossoms.