Four Elements Farm
Run by Agustin, Amy, and their two children, the Four Elements Farm in Puyallup is truly a family affair. After 15 years in the commercial farming world, Agustin and Amy Moreno-Sills chose to make their lifelong dream of running a local, sustainable, family farm into a reality.
Their dream opportunity came in a 123-acre plot of farmland in the Puyallup valley that would eventually become the 56 farmable acres of the Four Elements Farm. At the time it was a diamond in the rough, overlooked after years of hosting the growth of pumpkins, flower bulbs, blueberries, Christmas trees, and cattle - just to name a few. But Agustin and Amy knew that with practices that nurture the soil, this would continue to be a perfect spot for growing healthy food.
Through a routine of composting, planting cover crops, and proper crop rotation, with no shortage of passion, hard work, and love, Agustin and Amy have brought the land back to life. In fact, Amy was awarded Farmer of The Year 2017 award from the Tilth Alliance for her relentless efforts to regenerate the soil on the property.
Today Four Elements Farm grows beautiful, delicious and sustainable crops, including cabbage, lettuce, cucumbers, bell peppers, tomatoes, carrots, kale, onions, u-pick blueberries and much, much more. All the produce grown at the farm is USDA certified organic. Four Elements is also certified Good Agricultural Practices (GAPS) farm, meaning they participate in voluntary audits that verify the health and safety standards used while fruits and vegetables are produced, packed, handled, and stored.
Now that they've built the farm of their dreams, they're building relationships with the public to spread the goodness. They offer farm share options through their CSA program, and by partnering with businesses like Table 47 they are able to offer fresh, local produce to you, as well.
Our chefs immediately connected with Agustin and Amy at Four Elements because of our shared passion for sustainable local foods, building community, and being mindful in work. As farmers, Agustin and Amy are resourceful, creative, and treat every aspect of their job with respect and care. They have developed a culture of mindfulness that our chefs are inspired by and seek to incorporate in their dishes.