About the Farm
Feral Farm was founded on a love of seed and a passion for stewarding the genetic and cultural diversity of our food system. We believe in health from the ground up, and grow our seeds in a way that honors the soil and our native ecosystem. Feral Farm is dedicated exclusively to organic, open pollinated seed and heirloom garlic production. The farm consists of four fields along a four mile stretch of the Thompson Creek watershed in the Applegate valley of southern Oregon, where long dry summers and a county ban on GMOs favor healthy, clean seed production. Owned and operated by Cacia Huff and with the help of neighbors along Thompson Creek.
Our Commitment to Quality Seed
We are in a county that has banned GMO crops and we observe strict isolation distances. We do our best to be aware of our neighbor’s farming or gardening activities to prevent crossing. We have four isolation fields, and when necessary we cage crops like peppers to prevent cross pollination with similar crops. We grow exclusively for seed companies, so we produce and harvest only the highest quality seed that is subject to testing for germination rate, mold, GMO contamination, etc. We always overplant and rogue out off types and undeserable traits, selecting for vigor, pest and disease resistance, cold and heat tolerance, morphological characteristics, early bolting etc.