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Mission
At Easterday Farms we like to say “we pack family pride in every package”. From the early stages of planting, to final phase of packaging and shipping you will find that the Easterday family is actively involved in all aspects of delivering you high quality, safe produce you can trust.

We are a family owned and operated farming business. We believe that the size of our business is a unique balance between the economy and efficiency of scales and the attention to detail necessary for customer satisfaction. We are a proud grower and packer of conventionally raised onions and potatoes. The ideal combination of sun, water and mineral rich alluvial soil in the Columbia Basin make for perfect conditions for farming potatoes and onions. The land and weather patterns in our region allow us to carefully control water and nutrients to the plants for greater sustainable yields reflected in the affordable produce we offer our customers. We use the latest technology in farming and post harvest operations to produce onions and potatoes that are high quality, safe, sustainable, and affordable.

History
written by Jody Easterday

The Easterday family roots are deep in agriculture and the Washington state potato and onion industry.

In 1958, my grandfather Ervin Easterday moved his family and farming operation from Nampa, Idaho to southeastern Washington state where he purchased 300 acres of undeveloped land designated to be part of the new Columbia Basin Reclamation Irrigation project. With a meager annual rainfall of 7” per year, this new supply of irrigation from Grand Coulee Dam changed this land forever. As a young man, my father Gale Easterday said he worked what seemed like endless hours on a Caterpillar leveling and clearing this new ground so water would run down the furrows.

The allure of “fresh dirt” was powerful, and it compensated for the hard work and resilience necessary to make it successful. Although it was the tenacity of the women involved that really made it all work. Prior to the introduction of pivot irrigation which controls dust and blowing dirt, the early years were hard on those trying to keep tidy houses and clean kitchens and make this new area “home”. But the responsibilities of my grandmother, aunts and mother went beyond the house as they were the tractor and truck drivers, cattle herders and water changers when a spare hand was needed – and that was often.

By 1979 Gale and Karen (my mother) were the sole owners of Easterday Farms. We had a large family of five kids and growing up, we all worked on the farm. In 1989 my brother Cody became a partner and Easterday Farms was once again a father/son enterprise. Easterday Farms has now grown to over 14,000 acres – comprising of potatoes, onions, corn and wheat. The grain products are used to feed cattle in the Easterday Ranches feedlots. The operations of the farm and feedlots are under the direction of Cody Easterday . Another brother, Cully Easterday is the farm agronomist. The fresh onions and potatoes are packed by Easterday Farms Produce Company, and sold to customers on both the domestic and international markets. The packing houses are managed and operated by my husband Andrew Wills and myself. My father continues to be very involved in all aspects of the farms, ranches and packing houses, and remains our resident expert when it comes to anything involving “iron” (or equipment in layman terms).

We are also partnered with our cousins - the Weyns family of Royal City, Washington. They grow all of the red and white onions and red and yellow potatoes. Ko and Kees Weyns carry on the tradition of Ervin Easterday with their passion for farming.

Sustainability
Family farms are by their very nature sustainable. We engage in progressive land and water use practices to ensure the land remains highly productive for generations to come. Sustainable farming is also efficient farming. Sustainable practices such as proper crop rotation, modern tillage and cultivation techniques, and well managed applications of water, pesticides and herbicides decrease production costs, increase yields and produce high quality, safe potatoes and onions. In the packing houses, we utilize energy efficient lighting and equipment and have designed our facilities with special emphasis on efficiency in movement patterns, automating produce handling and packaging processes. We feel sustainability is an inherent and integral part of a successful and profitable business. For more information about specific details on all of our sustainable practices, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .