The land was divided among family over time, and Dan and his brother Glen (who at 87 also still lives on the land) each took over 18 acres. Originally used for corn, cattle and hay, the land was converted to fruit orchards in the 1930's and family members farm both lots today.
Bill was raised in Coulee City where his dad worked. On weekends and in the summers Bill and his dad worked on the family farm. Bill met Mary Kay while both were studying at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA and told her from the start he was going back to the land to farm.
local city girl, Mary Kay always wanted to marry a
farmer so Bill's plan was fine with her. However, she
does note that she used to love cherries, and now she
loves a cherry farmer instead!
We base our farm management decisions on principles that respect the long and short term economic and environmental health of our valuable natural resources. Our management strategies are based on protecting the quality of the water, soil, air, and wildlife habitat and strive to improve the economic and environmental vitality of our farm. Our pest management strategies are based on minimizing the use of pesticides, herbicides, and insecticides. Our first defense is involvement. We monitor extensively so we can use the least harmful approach possible. We use cultural practices first for pest control – plant health, sanitation, hand removal, natural resource and cover crop management for beneficial insect habitat, use of degree day models and monitoring traps and horticultural oils as well as releasing beneficial predators such as lady beetles and green lacewings. Weeds are controlled by mowing, hoeing, hand pulling and mulching.
Our efforts to conserve energy and utilize renewable energy systems have
lead to our investing in an electric vehicle for farm work, irrigation, hauling
Razey Family Farm is now hiring in the Seattle area!We are hiring for sales reps at Farmers Markets part and full time! We are looking for motivated and energetic sales agents to setup, sell, breakdown and cashout at our local Farmers Markets for the, Summer and Fall.