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.