Farmer Sarah Baisan may be a familiar face to many of our members. She worked as a teller at our Tumwater branch for almost two years. During that time, Sarah spent a full day on the teller line, serving members and doing an outstanding job. At night, she would return home to her small farm to dig, weed, and plant her dream. Today, Sarah and her husband, Gabe Baisan, are co-owners of Skipping Stone Garden, a thriving farm providing fresh produce to Olympia since 2018. Sarah and Gabe started out by selling their produce to friends and family then expanded to small, local farmers markets. Eventually, they were able to snag a coveted spot at the Olympia Farmer’s Market, one of the largest farmers market in Washington State. They have never looked back.
During the colder months, Sarah and Gabe’s quarter-acre farm specializes in microgreens. Microgreens are more commonly known as a garnish, but these greens have superpowers: they are rich in color, texture and are jam-packed with healthy nutrients. Microgreens are harvested in the early stage of growth, just as a plant sprouts its first leaves. They provide more nutrients than mature leaves. Skipping Stone offers a wide variety microgreens including Radish, Dill, Broccoli, Cilantro and more. In the warmer months, you’ll find all kinds of gorgeous vegetables at their farm stand, including lettuce, kale, tomatoes, beets, radishes, carrots, and cucumbers - all farm-fresh and delicious.
Look for Skipping Stone Garden at the Olympia Farmer’s Market -- both online and in-person (with COVID safety protocols in place). You can also order their produce through South Sound Fresh. For their market schedule and to order produce, visit their website: .
Finally, we will leave you with one of Sarah’s favorite recipes, Chipotle Lentil Tacos with, you guessed it, microgreens.