Bill and Mary Trueman bought our small farm as newlyweds in 1925. As a widow with three small boys, Mary supported them by raising and milking cows and keeping chickens for egg sales, A large garden provided food for the family, fresh vegetables is the spring and summer, canned or stored fruit and produce for the rest of the year. This sustainable farm has been worked non-stop for almost a century.
Marcia, Savanah and baby Millie, who is the 6th generation, are the current family farmers. Our main crops these days are a variety of flowers for cutting, as well as produce. We also sell plant starts, herbs, gourds, pumpkins and some produce. In the winter we keep busy with a variety of wreaths. We love to create evergreen wreaths and swags from trees that were planted when Marcia bought the property in 2004. Grandma Mary lived here until then, when she passed away at home at age 101. There is also a tiny cedar grove in the middle of an open field that has been here longer than anyone can remember. For entertainment, we have a few Nigerian dwarf goats who help out by eating brush and improving garden soil (and getting into all kinds of trouble.) Roundup grass killer, and those sorts of chemicals are not used on our property.
The farm name comes from Cascade Trail which is located just a few yards from the farm. One of about 1000 Rails to Trails paths in the USA, It runs 22.5 miles between Sedro Woolley and Concrete. It is operated by Skagit County Parks and Recreation, more info about the trail is on their website. When Marcia was a child in the 1950's, the railway tracks were actively use by a train which ran by twice a day. One of the engineers lived next door. He would sometimes stop the train and run home for a quick sandwich his wife had waiting.