On March 22, the Oso landslide devastated this tiny community on the Stillaguamish River; many of us in the San Juans and throughout the Puget Sound region have friends and loved ones whose lives have been permanently altered by this catastrophe, described as “the deadliest single landslide event in United States history.”
Fruitful Farm & Nursery is one of the local businesses struggling to regroup. With large sections of Highway 530, Oso’s main thoroughfare, shut down, the farm’s customer base has dropped dramatically. Your financial and moral support will help this family-owned farm recover and move forward.
Fruitful’s farmstand will officially reopen on May 9. If you’re in the Puget Sound area (or, heck, anywhere west of the Cascades), why not plan a day trip to Snohomish County, and do a little shopping at Fruitful Farm? You’ll do a good turn by supporting the farm, and take home some wonderful sustainably-grown produce and plants!
The Farm is located on Highway 530, accessible from the Arlington side (west of the landslide). For more info, contact Fruitful Farm.
For more on Oso’s recovery, and an interview with Fruitful Farm owner Aaron Hall, visit Komo 4 News.
Thanks to our own Tori Benz-Hillstrom (MG Class of 2009), for passing this along! :-)