Wild Roots is a small market farm dedicated to producing high-quality vegetables, fruits and herbs for restaurants and home cooks in the Portland area. We are inspired by new technologies and techniques and are constantly striving to advance our toolsets/skillsets with the goal of pushing the boundaries of what is possible on a small scale while staying true to our core values.
We are committed to growing diverse and unique crops following organic practices, aiming for the most flavorful and nutrient-dense end-product. Our seeds are a carefully selected mix of open-pollinated and hybrid varieties that we seek to supply us with reliable production in the field and exceptional status on the plate. Sourcing from local and regional seed producers is a top priority, while continually searching for new and old varieties that deserve attention and preservation.
Sustainability principles will always guide us in our farming practices, social responsibility and personnel management. We apply a thoughtful approach to our cultivation practices, guided by agroecology and permaculture principles focused on environmental health. Acknowledging the social impact inherent in agriculture, we want to contribute to building a robust regional food system by nurturing new farmers, supporting other producers of quality food and making charitable donations whenever possible. We donated over 1% of our gross sales to organizations like RAICES, Al Otro Lado and OPB, while donating unused produce to Oregon food banks. Our employees will always be given every opportunity to strike a work-life balance while being paid a living wage.