Tahoma Farms Local Produce
Did you know produce in the average American home travels 1,500 miles from where it was grown? Now compare that with produce from Tahoma Farms, which travels just 20 miles from the farm to Marlene’s produce department.
That’s just one of the reasons people are excited to see the return of Tahoma Farms’ produce. This forty acre organic farm owned by Kim and Dan Hulse is our favorite local grower. Kim and Dan live on this fertile acreage with their two adorable children, Lyla and Nolan. I can honestly say that the incredible bounty of food they grow is the freshest, most beautiful, and best-tasting produce we have to offer; in fact it is usually picked the same day we receive it!
In 2009 Kim and Dan purchased part of a 100-acre former dairy farm which was part of the PCC Farmland Trust. It is located along the Puyallup River and has been endowed with rich fertile soil from several volcanic eruptions over thousands of years.
The fields are managed by Agustin Moreno, who works with his crew to grow hundreds of varieties of fruits and vegetables in the summer and a wide array of root veggies in the fall. We proudly display all their delicious fare at
Marlene’s, marking each with a green Tahoma Farms shelf tag. Last year Tylor Jeffery joined the Tahoma team as the Sales Manager, the liaison between Marlene’s and the farm, and we look forward to working together for another plentiful season.
Photos on this page courtesy of my wife, Jil Scott, who many of you will recognize as our longtime front counter hostess in the deli at Marlene’s – Tacoma.
Tahoma Farms Brings the Farmer’s Market to Marlene’s
by Joe McInnis, Produce Manager, Tacoma