TROUT LAKE WEST
Trout Lake, Washington, USA
The Nutrilite Trout Lake West farm is located on 162 hectares (401 acres) in the Cascade Mountains in Trout Lake, Washington, 80 miles northeast of Portland, Oregon. Trout Lake Valley is one of the only remaining water-rich, organic valleys in the world. All of the surrounding farms are organic making it optimal for organic production without the concern of outside contamination. Irrigation on the Trout Lake West farm comes from the White Salmon River, which is fed by the White Salmon Glacier on the majestic Mt. Adams. This glacier run-off is rich in mineral content, which puts nutrients into the soil, creating an ideal environment for the plants that grow on the farm.
THE OCEANIC AND ALPINE CLIMATE ALLOWS THE FARM TO GROW MANY OF THE PHYTONUTRIENT-RICH HERBS AND PLANTS THAT GO INTO NUTRILITE™ PRODUCTS:
- VALERIAN & LEMON BALM
TROUT LAKE EAST
Ephrata, Washington, USA
The Trout Lake East farm is located on 350 hectares (866 acres) in central Washington near the town of Ephrata. The Ephrata region was formed during the prehistoric Missoula Floods. Water cut through the area after a giant lake was released from an ice dam. The resulting sandy loam soil drains well but has enough clay and particulates to hold nutrients in the plants. The climate is semi-arid with low humidity and cold winters, which gives the farm a long, hot growing season. It can be as dry as southern parts of Mexico, but it is located in the north.
In the 1950s, canals were built to bring water to the area from the Coulee dam. Because the farm is located on the upper end of the Columbia River Basin it receives first use water (class A purity) from the Columbia River which makes the soil diverse and nutrient rich. All of the water taken from the river for the region only equals three percent of the Columbia River flow.
PRIMARY CROPS GROWN ON OUR TROUT LAKE EAST FARM INCLUDE:
- NETTLE ROOT