After 30 years in Alaska, we moved to a ten-acre smallholding in a pine and fir forest, on a hillside in Colbert, WA. We have established a herb farm to grow culinary and medicinal herbs used to produce freeze-dried herbs for our value-added products like pesto, horseradish sauce, and salves.
Thom and Torie Foote founded Footehills Farm because they wanted to eat better, live better, and find new dimensions of flavor within permaculture practice. Footehills Farm is a “sell and sustain” operation; Thom and Torie only sell plants and organic herbal tea they’re willing to eat themselves, and they are pretty picky!
We are active in our local permaculture community, and helped found our farmer-owned co-op to market our products. In the future guest houses, including yurts, will be built for visitors.