The Farm Story
In 2014, we purchased a small piece of forested land and moved our lives and our business from Palmer, AK to Haines, AK with the goal of starting a farm to start breeding northern seed varieties. We believed Haines was the best climate to do this work due to it's longer summer season, deep snow pack, rich soil, many microclimates, and lower rainfall that other areas of Southeast Alaska.
In 2017 we broke ground at leased space on an old homestead field one block from our home referred to locally as the Henderson Farm. Foundroot's production field became operational in 2018 and we established a market garden to begin growing seed and provide seasonal produce to Haines and Juneau.
We have done all of this work out of pocket, investing an enormous amount of sweat equity and our own finances to bringing Foundroot into fruition, all while working other jobs to keep this project going. 2020 was the first time Foundroot saw both owners fully self-employed by the business year-round.