Our Story

The Maricle Family Farm

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Frank and Janelle Maricle have always been tied to farming in some way. We both have deep agriculture roots, a passion for small businesses and family centered and healthy, nutritious food. With the water shortage and potential droughts every year, we have created farming systems that require very little irrigation, which is important for our soil, community, and our world. We are a family operation! Frank’s father, Scott manages the produce farming, while Frank and Janelle operate the U-pick, produce sheds, and work with local restaurants in providing the best local produce to Central Oregon.  We are thankful for the overwhelming support we have received. This allows us to continue our work of feeding our community with the best tasting, healthiest produce available. 

We have multiple ways of purchasing our produce!  Come out to the farm and pick your own delicious produce straight from the field, visit our self-serve veggie sheds, and new for 2022 we will be at several Central Oregon farmers markets. We also have a convenient online store with convenient home shipping!   

Our Pasture Raised Pork  
We graze our hogs on sustainability grown cover crops and forages. We believe in raising our hogs in a natural environment instead of confined feedlots. Their pasture diet is supplemented with a grain ration that we grind on our farm. This creates an amazing flavor profile that is vastly superior to commercially grown store bought meat. Our feed is made from grains supplied by local farms, and is antibiotic and hormone free. We strive our best to acquire non-GMO grains but sometimes there isn't an adequate supply for protein so we have to use corn or soy to keep up with egg production and health for our hogs. They are grown on our farm from a young age, so we feel confident in the quality of our product. We pride ourselves in growing and raising the cleanest food for your family. 

 

Beef 
Our cows are raised on fresh green grass and hay grown in Central Oregon. They get plenty of sunshine and room to roam and are grass-fed and grain finished. Our beef is dry aged for 21-28 days. We use no hormones or antibiotics to grow our beef. They spend the warmer months on pastures around Central Oregon and in the winter they get supplemented with hay we grow through our other business, Maricle Land & Livestock.  

We currently have pork and beef available through our online store. Meat box subscriptions, a la carte items and one time purchase boxes are available for you on our Shop pages. 

 

 

 

Pasture Raised Eggs 
Our laying hens happily supply us with many eggs! They are supplemented with a grain we grind ourselves using grains from other local farms around Oregon. When we are unable to find a non-gmo protein source, soy meal is supplemented as the protein source from the Mid-west so that our hens can continue to lay and be healthy. Our hens have full access to pasture for fresh forage and bugs. Our eggs are hand-picked, gently washed and packaged and distributed through our different sales outlets to you!

 

U-Pick Produce Availability & Pricing

        U-Pick Produce Availability & Pricing
The majority of produce is  sold per pound, with the exception of a few items
Flowers are sold per stem 
Please note prices are subject to change throughout the season
Bulk Pricing is available on certain crops found at bottom of page (minimum 20lbs)
Beans – $4.00/lb
Beets – $2.00/lb
Bok Choy – $3.00/lb
Broccoli – $2.00/lb
Brussel Sprouts – $3.00/lb
Cabbage (Green & Red) - $1.00/lb
Carrots – $2.00/lb
Cauliflower – $2.00/lb
Chard – $3.00/lb
Cucumbers
Armenian - $1.00/lb
Lemon - $2.00/lb
Pickling - $2.00/lb
Slicing – $2.00/lb
Dill $.50/stem
Eggplant – $3.00/lb
Flowers - $1.00 per stem
Kale – $3.00/lb
Melon
Cantaloupe –$2.00/lb
Honeydew – $1.00/lb
Watermelon - $1.00/lb
Onions (Red, Yellow, White) – $1.00/lb
Patty Pan Squash - $1/lb
Peppers
Bell – $2.00/lb
Cherry Peppers $3.00/lb
Jaloro Peppers $3.00/lb
Jalapeno – $3.00/lb
Poblano – $3.00/lb
Serrano – $3.00/lb
Shishito $3.00/lb
Sweet Italian – $3.00/lb
Potatoes - $1.00/lb
Pumpkins - $1.00/lb
Romaine Lettuce - $4.00/lb
Spaghetti Squash – $1.00/lb
Sweet Corn - $1.00/ear
Tomatoes
Cherry – $1.00/lb
Heirloom - $3.00/lb
Slicer – $3.00/lb
Winter Squash
All varieties – $1.00/lb
Zucchini (Green & Yellow) – $2.00/lb



Bulk Pricing *Minimum 20lbs*

Pickling Cucumbers - $2/lb
Tomatoes
Grade A - $2.40/lb
Grade B - $1.00/lb
Grade B Tomatoes are any that are green, cracked, have holes or soft.
Beets - $1.60/lb
Carrots - $0.80/lb
Corn (Minimum 12 ears) – $0.50/ear