History of the Farm and Harvest
The Faultline Farm garden is situated on an ancient lake bed that dates back to more than 9,000 years which accumulated over three feet of decomposed organic matter. The noted existence of a garden here at the Oasis dates back to the Washington Expedition in the 1850’s.
Jane’s father, Robert “Doc” Van Lahr grew a Victory Garden in the very spot we call Faultline Farm during his time running the Inn. The garden was started back up again just weeks after Jane’s arrival in 1977 when she took over as Innkeeper.
Our present-day garden produces seasonal fruits and vegetables all year round which are then incorporated by our chefs into the menu at our restaurant.
Winter harvest typically includes: broccoli, beets, zucchini, cilantro, romaine lettuce, arugula, kale, carrots, radishes, peas, swiss chard, cabbage, cauliflower, spinach and pak choi.
Some examples of what we harvested this spring and what’s coming this summer: melons, basil, beans, zucchini, yellow squash, winter squash, artichokes, eggplant, peppers, malabar spinach, cucumbers, tomatoes, pumpkins, okra, apricots, plums, grapes and several kinds of figs.