Tonnemaker Hill Farm
This beautiful, organic family farm is the sweat and vision of 5 generations. In 1903 George and Cora Tonnemaker came to Washington and planted an orchard. Many of the pioneers who farmed the surrounding land didn't stand the test of time. The Tonnemakers themselves were criticized by the experts of the day, assured their crop would fail, planted on the North Slope. But the Tonnemakers had something that kept them going: family. Children and grandchildren, nieces and nephews have all spent time hefting rocks, pruning trees, and harvesting. Orland Tonnemaker, the second generation to farm this land had a dream to leave his family a legacy of a cherry orchard. Little did anyone expect the majesty borne from the dream more than 100 years ago. The farm is now in the hands of the fifth generation, and still famous for it's cherries. And apples, pears, squash and much more. Art, our resident Tonnemaker (by marriage) is a gem. Funny, knowledgable of everything farming and farmers market, he is dialed into the local food movement in a way we are lucky to have.
They have an excellent website and blog, complete with farm goings on and recipes. Check it out: