About April Joy Farm
Brad, Rosie & April Photo Credit: David Reamer
Originally started in 2007 as Gus & Co. Farm (after the one-of-a-kind farm dog Gus), April Joy Farm is located near Ridgefield, WA. on 24 acres above the Columbia River Slough. The farm is steeped with diversity, from the cultivated annual and perennial crops, to the topography, the heritage livestock and vibrant community of eaters it sustains. The name April Joy Farm is meant as a celebratory tribute to Spring – the months of immense hope, possibility and unfolding change. Sustainable farming, as life, is a work in progress. This work requires collaboration, patience, and thoughtfulness. It also requires that same eternal optimism which fills your heart on the first warm Spring day.
April Joy Farm is owned and operated by April and Brad Thatcher. Our hope is that this farm and the passion we feel for our work will help others come home to nourishing seasonal food and an appreciation of farm life and land.