your produce could not be any fresher
Seasonal, local, organic, sustainable, family
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.
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
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
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?
News from the farm
Support Zestful Gardens and its neighbors while enjoying the camaraderie at this important work party! A hosted lunch and celebration will follow. In order to support farmers in this area, approximately 1500 native trees and shrubs will be planted along
This year’s dinner will be catered by one of our favorite chefs, Derek Bray of The Table in Tacoma. Please join us for a lovely night outdoors on the farm for music, drinks and fresh Zestful Gardens meat and veggies! There
We are now accepting work share applications for the summer season. Work Share Commitment: 4 -5 hrs/week for 20 weeks in exchange for 1 CSA share. A full 20 week season commitment and consistent work schedule (same time and day
Zestful Gardens is now hiring field crew members for the season. Job Description: Seasonal field crew members will participate in harvesting vegetables, transplanting, weeding, washing and packing orders, and various small farm projects. As the season progresses, crew members often
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...Read more
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.