More About The Farm

The farmer lives and works in the meeting place of nature and the human economy. –Wendell Berry

Our History

Georgie with daughter Gigi during winter squash harvest in 2009
Georgie with daughter Gigi during winter squash harvest in 2009

Snowdrift Farms was a seed in the minds of Georgie Stanley and her friends and fellow mountain guides Sue Miller and Greg Collins when they walked 
Snowdrift’s  original 20 acres together in Teton Valley in 1999. Georgie started a small vegetable garden the next summer while also playing a hand in the early development of the Teton Valley Farmers Market in Driggs. The first year, Georgie went to market with a cooler full of freshly cut salad greens to sell. Our produce selection and quantity have expanded every year since, while we have retained our original ideas of providing the best quality food to our community.

Snowdrift Farms today

Kelly and Jaime on a wet morning kale harvest
Kelly and Jaime on a wet morning kale harvest

Snowdrift Farms produces over 150 varieties of vegetables to bring to market, as well as a selection of in-season flowers. The farm is currently run by  Sue Miller, who is both a farmer and one of the owners. Our farm is actually quite small and will remain so. Our focus is on  growing and harvesting the highest quality vegetables possible for every market–you can count on our veggies to be fresher and last longer than those found at the grocery store. The farm operates completely locally,  to serve the people in both Teton valleys.

Workshares Melanie and Liz help Shannon with weed patrol
Workshares Melanie and Liz help Shannon with weed patrol

The farm has become a thriving beehive of activity on most days of the spring, summer, and fall seasons. As we do most of our work by hand, we rely on large amounts of able assistance from our families, our awesome employees and work shares, and other helpful visitors. It really takes a community to grow all this good food and we truly appreciate every hour of help we receive.

 

Organic and Sustainable

Solar Panels in early season gardens
Solar Panels in early season gardens

We are committed to reducing our impact on the planet through our living and farming practices. We are off the grid and solar powered at our houses, and our farming techniques utilize non-fossil fuel consuming implements and labor practices whenever possible. We have been an organic farm since 2009, certified by the Idaho State Department of Agriculture. We believe in healthy and chemical/GMO-free food crops. We  employ cover cropping and composting practices to replenish the soil and grow great vegetables. View our most recent organic certificate here.

 

 

Locally Grown Organic Vegetables