Seasonal, local, organic, sustainable, family

What do you get when you combine fertile soil, rich compost, abundant Northwest rain and plenty of TLC?

Delicious food, the way nature intended.

At Zestful Gardens our sustainable agricultural practices minimize our impact on earth and maintain delicious flavor and nutrients in our food. We practice biodynamic agriculture, a method of organic farming that emphasizes the holistic development and interrelationships of the soil, plants and animals as a self-sustaining system.

Farming 35 acres in the Puyallup Valley, mother and daughter (and sometimes granddaughters), Valerie and Holly, tend organic vegetables, small fruits and herbs, rotating cover crops, livestock, orchard and woodland.

Zestful Gardens provides organic vegetables, fruits, meat and eggs to Tacoma and surrounding areas through its CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program and at Tacoma farmers markets. We offer a wide variety of fresh and delicious seasonal produce. Over 80 different varieties are grown including heirloom varieties.

CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)

Zestful Gardens CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) members receive the freshest produce possible, develop a relationship with a local farmer, participate in events on the farm and support sustainable farming. A weekly share contains 6 -10 fresh items, harvested that morning

Farmers Markets

Join us Saturdays at the Proctor Farmers Market or Thursdays at the Tacoma Farmers Market downtown on Broadway. All of our produce is freshly harvested for the market. Proctors Farmers Market Winter Market days: January 14, February 11, and March 11th from

Farm Camp

We offer a farm camp by the week all summer for children 4-12 years old. Join us for some wholesome summer fun. Please visit our farm camp website for more information and registration.

Are you interested in supporting local, organic farming, while receiving fresh, delicious vegetables for your family?

join our CSA

Our Practices

Zestful Gardens is a 35-acre farm in the Puyallup Valley consisting of eight acres of organic vegetables, small fruits & herbs, another fifteen in rotating cover crops and pasture, and eight in orchard and woodland. We practice organic agriculture with a deep commitment to sustainable farming and a zest for good local food. As a truly local farm, we proudly sell only produce that we grow on our farm. Zestful Gardens answers the growing demand for food that is real. Our customers enjoy vibrant produce that expresses the variety of our seasons. Our shareholders are assured they are buying food grown with concern for their health and for the health of our farm ecosystem.

Our Team

Sharing a deep commitment to sustainable farming, mother and daughter farming team, Valerie and Holly, began Zestful Gardens in the Puyallup Valley in 2002.



Valerie has 40 years of experience as a home gardener. She enjoys wildcrafting, raising medicinal herbs and making various medicinal preparations. She also has extensive experience in a wide variety of food preservation techniques and fiber arts.



Prior to creating Zestful Gardens, Holly farmed in Northern Scotland, New South Wales, Australia, and New York’s Hudson Valley. Holly is the mother of two girls and loves the challenges of farming and motherhood.