About Zestful Gardens
A local farm with a deep commitment to sustainable farming
Zestful Gardens is a 30-acre farm in the Puyallup Valley near Tacoma consisting of eight acres of vegetables, small fruits & herbs, another fifteen in rotating cover crops and pasture, and eight in orchard and woodland.
At Zestful Gardens our sustainable agricultural practices minimize our impact on earth and maintain delicious flavor and nutrients in our food. We practice organic farming that emphasizes the holistic development and interrelationships of the soil, plants and animals as a self-sustaining system.
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.
Meet your farmers
Farming 30 acres in the Puyallup Valley, mother and daughter, Valerie and Holly, tend vegetables, small fruits and herbs, rotating cover crops, livestock and orchard.
Valerie has 50 years of experience raising vegetables. Coming from a long lineage of farmers, she also has extensive experience in a variety of food preparation and preservation techniques. She’s passionate about farmers markets and their ability to build community between farmers and customers.
Prior to creating Zestful Gardens in 2002, Holly farmed in Northern Scotland, New South Wales, and New York’s Hudson Valley. Holly is passionate about sustainable farming and feeding her local community. She loves equipment, growing vegetables & cover crops, and creative problem solving on the farm.
What we grow
Zestful Gardens provides 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.