Sweet Union Farm is a small, diversified vegetable farm just outside the city boundary in Klamath Falls, Oregon. We sustainably grow vegetables for our community on just a third of an acre. We are passionate about connecting people with their food and providing our CSA customers fresh, delicious, and interesting vegetables.
Katie Swanson is the owner and operator of Sweet Union Farm and this little farm is a dream come true. She's from Boring, Oregon and has lived in Oregon all her life. A former high school teacher, she fell in love with farming seven years ago and hasn't looked back. She believes growing good food and making it accessible while taking care of the land is the best thing she can do for her community. She loves working in the dirt, thinks vegetables are very exciting and wants everyone to know! She also loves spending time with her husband, Dallas, her kitty Benjamin and her Mona pup.
Sweet Union Supporters, Partners & Collaborators
This farm is built on community. The following people (plus many more!) have dedicated time and energy to making the farm a success!
Dallas Swanson is the best partner a lady farmer could ask for! He has been a rock of support and encouragement through this wild ride of starting a farm. Most of his childhood was spent in a tiny town in Northeastern Oregon where he swam in rivers, picked rocks for pumpkin farmers, and fell in love with the outdoors. He recently graduated from the family medicine residency program and works as a family doctor at Cascades East where he gets to pursue his passion of building health in his community. He loves to cook (especially with vegetables from the farm), play basketball, and be outside - whether that be hiking, camping, or on the farm.
Chef Liz Arraj is the Chef and Owner of Klamath Falls' first vegan restaurant called to Terra Veg Eatery. Her focus is on Mediterranean-Middle Eastern cuisine. Inspired by her heritage she is constantly recipe testing and writing new recipes. It's very exciting to be able to do what she loves and to feed the people in her community as well.
She has trained under award winning Vegan Fusion Chef Mark Reinfeld and has received the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition.
When she is not working at her eatery she contributes plant-based recipes at her Eatery and to Sweet Union Farm during the CSA growing season. She also provides her community with plant-based culinary classes once a month. She loves to inspire people how to cook delicious plant based dishes. You can contact her at TerraVegVeganEatery@gmail.com or come down to Terra Veg for lunch at 249 East Main Street Tuesday thru Saturdays 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Jennifer Livingstone has been a dedicated Sweet Union volunteer for the past three seasons! She is a California native and transplant to Southern Oregon who has put own roots here as she's fallen head over heels for our beautiful surroundings and close knit community. Jen enjoys long walks on the farm, weeding, harvesting, and washing bins. If she's not on the farm, you can find her at Treasures thrift store or volunteering with Klamath Hospice. When not working, Jennifer is hiking the endless trails, lakes and mountains of beautiful Southern Oregon. Her hard work, kindness and love for the outdoors is a continuous inspiration at the farm!
You can't talk about Sweet Union Farm without mentioning "the commune" - a group of friends fortunate enough to live on adjoining properties. We share livestock, tools, cars, eggs, honey, vegetables, labor, and a lot of delicious meals. There's always someone to help with farm projects, watch over things while we're away (a miracle!) or play volleyball with. We feel so lucky to have this incredibly unique and supportive community!