Questions and Answers
Where do you sell your produce?
We sell our produce at our farm stand, located on site, and the new Monroe Farmers Market (Tuesday evenings at the high school baseball field across from the library). Our address is 301 N 10th St. Monroe, OR 97456. We are still working to open the farm stand, so stay tuned! Business hours will be posted as we get closer to our opening date. We will also sell limited quantities to our local restaurants in Monroe.
What is dry farming?
Dry farming is farming without irrigation. That's right, zero water is added after the plants or seeds are planted. It is a traditional technique used before we humans had means of regular irrigation. Although fruit and vegetables grown using dry farming are often smaller, they are also more nutritious and flavorful. We conduct research on dry farming methods in collaboration with OSU. Our goal is to grow all crops with dry farming. Some of the things we've grown so far include tomatoes, watermelons, zucchini, corn, and pumpkins! For more information on dry farming, check out OSU's website.
Is your produce "organic"?
All produce that we sell, from our farms or other farms, is grown organically (or better), even though we are not officially certified by the USDA. We are currently considering certification, but it is costly and cumbersome. However, we are 100% committed to natural and sustainable agriculture. We never use chemicals (fertilizer, herbicide, pesticide, etc.) and follow no-till practices.
What natural building services do you offer?
We do not offer natural building services. We build demonstration structures here at the farm to provide examples of how natural building is done. You may learn more about these projects during our tours or special demonstrations.
What does "Lilliputopia" mean?
Lilliputopia was named after the famous island of Lilliput, in Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift. The Lilliputians are tiny people who live on their tiny island. Small things matter!
Can I volunteer at Lilliputopia?
Yes! Please contact me if you would like to volunteer. We do many fun group activities, from mulching, weeding and planting to caring for chickens and stomping cob. We are also a host farm at WWOOF-USA, a fantastic program that connects organic farms with volunteers for a fun and education experience.