Welcome to Sun Gold Farm! We are a small, sustainable family
farm located in the beautiful, fertile Tualatin Valley near Forest Grove, Oregon, USA. We are actually located nearer to the
small Dutch community of Verboort, where four generations before us have farmed and cared for the land. Our farm lies
along West Dairy Creek, probably named because of the many dairies that used to be in this part of the county. We have two
natural wetlands on our farm, and plenty of wildlife. But mostly, we have vegetables, fruits, plants, and full days of work.
We are very lucky to enjoy what we do for a living!
Sun Gold Farm is owned and operated by Charlie and Vicki Hertel,
and their son Chris. Commercial crops are Timothy hay. Our primary source of income is through the production of fresh
market crops that we sell directly to the consumer at various farmer's markets and through our "Harvest Box" program,
also known as a CSA. Our farm does not use GMO's. We are careful to grow our produce without pesticides. Crops are rotated
for soil health and since our farm was historically a dairy, there is plenty of organic matter in the soil. Weeds are controlled
by mulching, rototilling, hoeing, and going down on our knees and pulling!