Cheryl the Pig Lady & Friends Farm
"My goal is to feed myself, my family, and my community...and to teach others to do the same." – Cheryl Ouellette
Cheryl the Pig Lady & Friends Farm is part of our Reise Farm project.
Location: Puyallup Valley in Pierce County; near the City of Orting
Date Protected: 2012
Current Farmer: Cheryl the Pig Lady & Friends
Project Background: Cheryl the Pig Lady & Friends are the first to farm at our 120-acre historic Reise Farm project. The Reise family farm has grown food, pumpkins, flower bulbs, and even Christmas trees on this property since 1903. When the farm went up for sale in 2010, the Trust began working to protect this property from development, through a partnership with Pierce County. The Reise Farm project is an important land preservation success because of its location: the Puyallup Valley, which is an area that the Farmland Trust will be increasingly focusing on in 2013 and beyond. It’s also near our Orting Valley Farms project, which is home to Tahoma Farms, Little Eorthe Farm, and Sanford’s Farm. Because of Reise’s proximity to Orting Valley Farms, and other nearby preservation opportunities, we are beginning to form an “agricultural corridor” in the Valley, providing all sorts of potential farming, conservation, wildlife and economic benefits.
Property Description: Cheryl’s acreage includes wetlands and riparian habitat, as well as the prime agricultural soils found throughout the Puyallup River Valley.
Farm Products: Pork, sausage, beef, steaks, lamb, chicken…and blueberries!
Website and CSA Program info: cherylthepiglady.com