Grant grew up on the Olympic Peninsula and studied English Literature & Philosophy at the University of Washington. After living in Seattle for 12 years, he left the city in search of a better tree to people ratio, and found it on the family farm in Shelton. Today, Grant envisions a Western Washington region where humans forge positive and sustainable relationships with our region's unique environment, preserving and enhancing it for future generations.
After culinary school, Patchen worked in many kitchens and has found himself becoming increasingly entwined with farming along the way. Consistent with this trajectory, he did what any self-respecting chef/farmer extraordinaire would do and married a cowgirl. Along with his wife and daughter, he keeps a small menagerie of animals on their family's Shelton homestead including a horse, a goat, and a bunch of ducks. He has a passion for whole animal butchery and has been a key member of our chicken processing team since 2018. In 2021, Patchen began caring for our animals and pastures.
Amanda has years of experience and education in the animal medical field. A long-time resident of California, she has worked on several organic farms and is passionate about beekeeping, animal husbandry, and sustainable food production. Amanda recently moved to Washington to join the Hungry Hollow team, and has developed a reputation for adopting our animals just before slaughter day.
Taking a break from his philosophy studies in Paris and riding out the pandemic on the farm, Alex found himself helping out with farm chores. He developed a particularly strong affection for pigs, born out of his passion for the compassionate treatment of animals. He's now raising pigs for Hungry Hollow in Port Townsend, WA.
Kyle has spent years farming a variety of things including shellfish, mushrooms, and most recently, pasture-raised pigs. He helps out on chicken processing days and is working with Farmer Alex to raise pigs for Hungry Hollow in Port Townsend, WA.
Alex received her Masters of Environmental Studies from The Evergreen State College. When she's not saving the world doing land conservation work or hiking with Farmer Odie, she helps out on the farm, making sure all of our animals are as happy as can be!