Preserving Farm Legacy for the Next Generation
KING LAND AND LIVESTOCK – TREMONTON, UT
Photos by Russell James.
Founded in 1889 by Thomas and Elizabeth King, King Land & Livestock is a fourth generation family operated farm located near the Wasatch Range in Tremonton, Utah. Through perseverance and dedication, the King family successfully built their corn and wheat operation from the ground up. Today, the legacy of the family farm continues on strong as Brandt King and his father Ronald implement innovative strategies to build soil health for the preservation of land for future generations.
Despite pressures of the Great Depression, grandparents Loris and Marion King successfully owned and operated King Land & Livestock from 1936 – 1975.
Daughter Mckayla King learns how to operate the combine during harvest.
Pictured from left to right: Brandt Nolin King, Mckayla King, Colby Brandt King, Ronald Lorus King.
FRY FAMILY FARM – ASHLAND, OR
Photos by Mark Mularz & Amber McKee.
Nestled in a slightly cooler climate adjacent to Bear Creek in Ashland, OR, the 30 acres of Fry Family Farm fields are composed of prime silty soil. This site is great for growing spring greens, cut flowers and root vegetables.
Steve and Suzi started farming in the Rogue Valley in 1990. Growing food organically was a logical way for Suzi and Steve to raise their five daughters in a healthy environment, steward the land and contribute to their community.
Fry Family Farm, Ashland, OR. The Fry girls all grew up working on the farm; they all left and a few came back.
Amber Fry, Steve and Suzanne’s second to oldest daughter, moved back to the farm two years ago to help with the farm’s expansion, managing the new processing facility, value-added kitchen and farm store.
Terra Fry, their youngest daughter, recently graduated from college and is now back on the farm to help run The Farm Store. She is bringing lots of fresh ideas and energy to the entire operation.
After 25 years of farming in the Rogue Valley, Fry Family Farm opened a retail location featuring their certified organic produce and flowers along with their new line of pies, jams, pickles and ferments. The Farm Store also showcases products from a variety of local businesses.