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2023 Farm Hosts

Our partners are lovely people, but they are incredibly busy. PLEASE direct any questions you have about travel, your meal, or any other aspect of the Plate & Pitchfork experience to us at 503.852.1031 or email Thank you!

6 Ranch

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At 6 Ranch, six generations have been taking care of the same piece of land in Wallowa County, Oregon. They use the abundance of the land and water to raise 100% Grass-Fed Corriente Beef. The Corriente is a unique breed and their compact frames and resourceful character make them easy partners with the land, too. They coexist with and benefit our environment as naturally as wildlife does. They are straight-up productive range cattle, unspoiled by over-domestication problems that hobble larger, heavier, modern beef animals. Being non-selective grazers, they take out weeds and undesirable plants. And at 1/3 the weight of a common beef animal, they don't wreak havoc on soft or muddy ground either. All this low-stress living produces lean (92%), tender, tasty beef that’s low in cholesterol to boot.

Today, there are three generations active in the daily ranch work required to preserve the balance between the living land and the lives it sustains. We do things the hard way, the old way, the best way we know how without exceptions.

We encourage you to learn more with a visit to

Diggin' Roots Farm

courtesy of Josh Chang 
In 2012, Sarah Brown and Conner Voss, with the support of the families, purchased the property that became Diggin’ Roots Farm. Their dreams of farming began in 2001 when they met at UC Davis and forged a friendship over many bowls of roasted Butternut Squash and Pear Soup, bad movies, backpacking and an appreciation for food and the natural world.

Sarah and Conner joined the Plate & Pitchfork team as volunteer servers at some of our first dinners. We’ve been lucky to follow their journey of building a farm and family, and are delighted that we will be presenting two dinners at their beautiful farm to mark our 20th anniversary season.

Diggin’ Roots Farm grows certified organic vegetables and raises grass-fed meat on 50 acres in the Willamette Valley. This first generation family farm is dedicated to delicious food, healthy soil, and cultivating vibrant diversity on the land. They’ve made a commitment to build on a collective agrarian heritage by tending the earth for sustained fertility and biodiversity, appreciating nature’s pace and natural tendencies, and connecting with family, friends and neighbors.

Diggin’ Roots serves the Eastern Willamette Valley from Portland to Salem offering CSA Shares, and selling their gorgeous produce at the Silverton Farmers Market. Visit to join the CSA or purchase a market share.

Domaine Drouhin Oregon

courtesy of Domaine Drouhin Oregon

The Drouhin Family’s winemaking roots run deep, having taken hold in Burgundy’s best vineyards more than a century ago. Through the years, there has been a very clear link, a continuum, that inhabits Maison Joseph Drouhin, and now Domaine Drouhin Oregon (DDO).

Their estate winery in the Dundee Hills creates elegant, fine Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines forged from our family’s tradition of fine winemaking in France. For more than 30 years, the Drouhin Family has brought a wealth of hard-earned experience to their vineyards in the Willamette Valley.

Poised atop the Dundee Hills, with gentle slopes that capture the breezes and sunshine, the 235-acre estate overlooking the Willamette Valley produces some of the finest Pinot Noir and Chardonnay fruit in the world.

Everything planted at DDO is unique to the estate. They also have two large blocks of rootstock planted on the estate, so they can graft the cuttings onto rootstock that they have grown themselves. The DDO team grows and plants rootstocks that they’ve learned are well suited to the specifics of thei vineyard sites in terms of site elevation, soil depth, and moisture-holding capacity.

DDO's densely planted vines are farmed sustainably, L.I.V.E. certified, and tended to by hand when leaves and fruit are thinned; harvesting is also done entirely by hand.

For more information and to schedule a visit, please visit

Gather & Feast Farm

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At Gather and Feast Farm, deep-rooted passion drives a desire to inspire community through the farm experience by nurturing the symbiotic relationship between plants, animals, people, and soil. On the 20-acre property just outside the historic town of La Center, Washington, you'll find dozens of varieties of vegetables, fruit trees, and herbs. Gather and Feast Farm is also the home of laying hens, goats, pasture/forest raised pigs, Scottish Highland Cattle: and barn cats, of course!

The self-service farm stand offers house-made pickles, infused salts, gourmet salad dressings and fresh salsas; all made by hand by the expert chefs at their sister business, Crave Catering.

Learn more about the farm and see pictures of the famous Scottish Highland Cattle by visiting

Smith Berry Barn

courtesy of Smith Berry Barn 

What first began in 1978 as a u-pick raspberry farm, is now a 30-acre family farm which produces ten varieties of cane berries, a 5-acre apple orchard, featuring over 20 varieties of antique and modern apples, and a variety of specialty produce including gourmet greens, fresh herbs, gourmet squash & pumpkins and heirloom tomatoes & peppers. Rich and Joelle Hinder work round the clock feeding chickens, pruning the orchard, running the farm store and chasing after their two children.

Their love of gardening (and previous experience in nurseries) has brought a new dimension to the farm in the form of potted herbs, perennials, roses, fruits and vegetables. The farm store also offers seeds, garden tools ,organic garden care products gift items, and gourmet products. And while you're there you can also enjoy Joelle's homemade baked goods, a fresh milkshake, or your morning latte. The farm also offers seasonal u-pick for a variety of crops, especially berries.

The farm store's spring hours are Tuesday - Friday 10 am - 6 pm, Saturday & Sunday 10 am - 5 pm

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