Mustard Seed Farms' summer community-supported agriculture fills veggie-coffers to overflowing with farm-fresh organic produce. With 80 acres of certified-organic farmland and 40 years of farming know-how, Mustard Seed's CSA reaps a literal bumper crop of more than 150 varieties of fruits and vegetables. The bounty includes squash, blackberries, cantaloupes, tomatoes, red and gold raspberries, cucumbers, onions, beets, and more. Each Tuesday between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., customers can pick up just-picked produce, ensuring ample ammunition for impromptu food fights.
Whether it’s mowing lawns or completely redesigning green spaces, the bonded and licensed crew at Mow Town Lawn Care works tirelessly to beautify the expanses surrounding homes and businesses. Time-saving teams travel to homes to trim, edge, and weed yards or to reimagine them via flower-bed design or ornamental hedge trimming. Larger projects take on the form of deck and patio construction and retaining walls that accent natural topography better than a scarecrow made of sod. The techs also handle trees left in precarious conditions, pruning limbs ravaged by storms, removing and grinding stumps, and patching up arborous wounds caused by decay.
Founded by a college student in 1999, Green Thumb Landscape & Maintenance has since blossomed into a full-service yard-care authority, tackling projects ranging from residential landscaping to intricate redesigns at the Portland International Airport and the Oregon State Hospital. The team of professional technicians can transform overgrown lawns into meticulously landscaped works of art dappled with stone walkways, fire pits, water features, and sprinkler systems. They overhaul scruffy yards and dispose of debris offsite during full-scale renovations that encourage new, healthy foliage to bloom, and they revivify dowdy turf with chromatic seasonal flower beds, Christmas lights, and tie-dyed jack-o'-lanterns.
Aerials Tree Service owner Jason LaDue personally visits his clients’ homes to make estimates and render services such as planting and removing trees, pruning hedges, and grinding stumps. After more than two decades of experience on the job, he has an eye for arboreal aesthetics and a keen understanding of when a tree poses a safety issue, such as when the tree begins to sprout Louisville Sluggers. When services are completed, homeowners can elect to have the resulting scrap wood chipped and cleared, or turned into firewood that can be donated to families in need.
As a native Norwegian, Dag Johan Sundby traces his roots back to the Vikings, who sailed the North Atlantic as conquerors more than a 1,000 years ago. But, as a pursuer of the perfect Oregonian Pinot Noir, he looks back to times even more ancient, when the formation of sedimentary rock resulted in soil full of nutrients. This geological bounty gives rise to Johan Vineyards' yearly harvests of Burgundian grapes, bolstered by the ocean breeze, cool climes, and bedtime stories about a raisin who got his mojo back. The pressings of these fruits go into French Oak casks, aging for at least a year and a half before going into their final bottle. Inside the winery's tasting room, guests are surrounded by these casks as they sip on freshly uncorked vintages.
Whether one is gardening indoors, outdoors, in the yard, or up the chimney, the very act of nurturing nature helps to secure a healthier world for the earth and its citizens. Living up to their namesake, The Green Future specializes in all of the tools, seeds, lights, hydroponics, and fertilizers needed to keep internal and external gardens blossoming.