Using certified organic production practices, Blue Heron Farm uses seasonal workers to cultivate and harvest Washington navel oranges, Valencia oranges, Clementine and Satsuma mandarins, Hartley and Chandler walnuts, Black Mission figs, Early Girl and Sun Gold tomatoes, as well as other tomato varieties on 20 acres in Rumsey.
Not only do John and Gretchen Ceteras produce fruits and vegetables, but Gretchen has been growing and woodburning her Dream Gourds for over 25 years. She has been creating the award gourds for the Eco Farm Conference for almost 20 years, and her work is included in two books produced by Jim Widess and Ginger Summit: Gourd Pyrography and Gourd Craft. She is also a regular contributor to the KVIE Art Auction.
Here’s Gretchen discussing the farm’s history and all about her amazing gourds!