Choose Between Two Options
- $10 for 5 pounds of apples or pears ($15 value)
- $16 for 10 pounds of apples or pears ($30 value)
Customers can assemble any combination of apples and pears (depending on availability) at the store location or a farmers’ market stand starting on September 1 through October 15. The ProFarm Produce store operates Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Farmers’ markets are open one day per week; see the schedule here.
Growing up on a farm granted Ryan and Shane Stonemetz a firsthand look at the injustices of the industrial-food market. The brothers watched their father and grandfather toil daily to make ends meet and subsequently swore off entering the family business. However, as the pair established their adult lives in Portland and Seattle, they realized that injustices live forever unless someone puts up a fight.
And so began ProFarm Produce, a small farm-to-customer enterprise that lowers prices for shoppers and increases wages for farmers by eliminating the middleman. The company started with nothing more than a 12-foot truck and a bed full of organic cherries, but it has since grown to a fleet of trucks thanks to an extra-potent fertilizer that's safe for automobiles' digestion. The expanding staff transports ProFarm's bounty to 20 area farmers' markets and various wholesale clients. ProFarm also participates in a CSA program that provides weekly boxes of fresh, local produce to participants in surrounding communities.