The farm today has a focus on raising quality USDA beef and pork; the cherry orchards have expanded with new and tasty varieties, and the vegetable gardens have grown. Ted, Holly, Chuck, Kathy, Mary and Larry all work together and have their specific fields of expertise to make the farm a working entity. Together they worked on building the Farm Stand to be able to sell their products, which is located right along the road next to the antique schoolhouse. They sell their meat and fresh vegetables at the local Saturday and Sunday Farmers’ Markets as well. A certified kitchen has expanded the business into the canned food production, especially when there are extra fruits and vegetables on hand. Also, chickens have been added to the farm for egg production.
Sandoz Farm meats are all natural products. There are no added hormones or antibiotics, and all natural feed products are used in feeding. The hay is grown on the farm and the cattle still use the range ground and the irrigated pasture. The vegetables are grown naturally as well. The cherries follow the regulations required by the county for pest control. All products sold are raised on the farm or by a family member.
The love of the land and this particular farm has made this family have an adventure that has already lasted over 100 years. The focus has always been to bring fresh, healthy, good-for-you food to the community. A few beautiful flowers or a Christmas tree for the holiday season is a bonus only because the family has grown and still works together to make the next generation have a love of the land and what it can provide. The Sandoz Family invites you to take a drive especially during the spring and summer out Mill Creek Road and stop in for a visit. Enjoy the scenery and select some fresh veggies, fruit or a perfect meat choice for dinner. There usually is a great story to be told by one family member or another and that in itself can bring a smile to your face.
The short drive to the farm will give you the view of one of the most beautiful sights in Oregon, Mt. Hood. Each season gives a magical sight that is breathtaking.
Visit the farm stand May to November on Wednesday through Saturdays (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 pm. Winter hours (November to May) are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.