Sweet Hollow Farm is a multiracial, queer worker-owned cooperative farm growing vegetables & herbs on one acre of Coast Salish land in Woodinville, WA
What We Want, What We Believe
We believe in growing food we love– plants from the uncommon, the unclaimed and reclaimed, the never homogenous or easy to pin down corners of where food becomes culture. Armed with the sensual, liberatory power of food and the love of complexity, we want to transform our relationship with food, land, and care. We want to build the models we need to end capitalism and see the de-commodified and liberated food systems we deserve.
We believe that stewarding land and the foodshed is a form of community care, a way we practice interdependence with our environment and each other. With this lens, we want that stewardship to be free, reciprocal, accessible, and transformative. We grow to support the right of self-determination for all people over their bodies, lives, and foodways, and believe in a creative and collaborative relationship with the communities we are a part of and serve.
Vero is a queer, nonbinary, mixed Andean-latinx, chronically ill farmer and organizer who grew up brown in small town Oregon longing to feel connected to their surroundings and community.
Vero came into farming as a way of building a meaningful personal relationship to land, to practice their politics and enact community through land based work, and to restore connection with their cultural histories and ancestral foods. They are a heart-centered, decolonial anarchist working
at the intersection of food justice and autonomous food systems building.
Vero is dedicated to being in right relationship with the complexities of being a brown farmer doing land-based work on occupied Coast Salish territory. Vero is a founding worker-owner of Sweet Hollow Farm and in 2020 they stepped into the role of Director of ROAR Mobile Farmstands, a food access-centered non-profit organization. When they’re not farming or out in community slinging healthy food, they serve as a board member of the Washington Young Farmers Coalition (WAYFC), work a day job in the public library system, and cook and feast as often as possible with the ones they love.
Caitlin is a white, queer trans woman, born and raised in Michigan and shaped by her years in Oakland, CA. She’s a first generation farmer, brought up in a horse town turned suburb with little connection to the land. In her brief time on earth she’s been a lot of things - cook, DJ, semi-pro marxist historian, dishwasher, sound tech, writer, and intern at organic farms and food justice organizations. Above it all, she is a farmer, and she is endlessly moved and excited by caring for the land and growing food for her community. Caitlin hopes that Sweet Hollow can be a force for liberation - connecting us, feeding us, and building an economy and food system that truly belongs to everybody. She’s dreaming of an end to the white supremacist-settler colonial-capitalist system, and has devoted her life to learning from and working with others who share that dream.