Are we in winter? Life at Mt. View Orchards has been endless days of warmth and sunshine. Morning after morning and night after night of spectacular sunrises and sunsets. Farming in this type of weather has been making me even more grateful to be a farmer. Some have asked me if this unseasonably warm weather is going to hurt our next years harvest and the truthful answer is at this point we are not sure, but as farmers we always remain hopeful for next years crop. For farming is a profession of hope! With that said, things are looking great around the farm. For I love the anticipation of spring and welcome it with all my heart.
Farm life has never been so sweet these past days. I am thrilled to announce that a delicious collaboration has formed between our small family farm and our favorite small (yet mighty) doughnut shop Pip's Original Doughnuts. Many of you have already discovered this magical doughnut kingdom located at 4759 NE Freemont, Portland Oregon. But if you are sadly in the dark, let me enlighten you on a total knockout business that is changing the world, one piping hot doughnut at a time.
Happy Birthday Pips! Pip's Original doughnuts is celebrating their 2nd year anniversary this month. They already have a well known reputation around town for being full of warmth, generosity, and absolutely fantastic homemade Chai's and made fresh to your order mini doughnuts. Yes please and thank you! I love it when small businesses are wildly successful in our communities and I have been championing this place since its opening. I adore Jamie and Nate Snell(rockstar owners) and their three lovely daughters(born leaders, looking for creative outlet ladies). I so admire their bravery to enter into the ring of Portland doughnuts, along side some pretty pink big shots! 2 years strong baby and the best is yet to come!
Pip's is the real deal and rallying for their small business is a cause I can align with any day. Jamie and I were recently walking around my orchard dreaming up ways for me to save my families farm and my mother, gave her a bag of our dried Comice pears to munch on. Later on that week she reached out toward me and said, those dried Comice pears were the best dried pears I have ever tasted. To quote her she said, "Trine, dried Comice pears are the crack cocaine of all the dried fruit." Which made us both, burst into laughter(a common experience of ours). She asked if I would consider selling them whole sale to Pip's for a seasonal limited edition doughnut. After we crunched some numbers on the farm, we were wholeheartedly IN!
Are you looking for a cause that you can get behind, friends? Please head down to Pips Orignal Doughnuts and order a platter of their Comice pear doughnuts, today! Its a Total Win/Win for us all. Imagine eating the best pear ice-cream of your life on top of a crisp and warmed doughnut! IN! Thank you to Nate, Jamie and the Pip's family for the opportunity to partner with you all. Thank you to all our friends and future friends of Mt. View Orchards for heading to Pip's to rally for small family farms by drinking the best chai's and doughnuts around. Lastly, these Comice pear doughnuts are a (limited edition) seasonal doughnut so they have them until they are all sold out. Please don't wait or hesitate because NOW is the time! Get yourself over to Pip's and respond to the call, today. So thankful for you all, xoxo your grateful farmer