Our Story

A Brief History of Hungry Hollow

By Grant Jones

The Early Days (1888 - 1940)

Hungry Hollow was settled in 1888 by my great grandfather, Jacob Edmund Jones. Surviving those first few winters eating beans and potatoes, he was literally hungry. But his hard work and persistence paid off, and Hungry Hollow became a successful "truck farm" during the 1920's and 30's, growing vegetables and grapes and delivering them throughout the South Puget Sound area.

Hungry Hollow (1939)
Hungry Hollow (1939)

Still Farming (1940 - 2017)

The farm transitioned to a small-scale livestock operation in the 1940's. It was managed by my grandfather Alfred for many years, and later by my Uncle Fred, who lives on the farm and manages forest operations. My parents also lived on the farm and grew strawberries, raspberries, pumpkins, and Christmas trees in the 1980's.

Hungry Hollow (1985)
Farmer Grant's sister Danica flossing with dirty string while our parents plant strawberries. (Circa 1985)

The Next Chapter (2017 - Present)

In 2017 I left Seattle and returned to live in the old farmhouse. I purchased the remaining cows from my Uncle and have since added chickens for both eggs and meat, pigs, and a few honey bees.

Hungry Hollow (2018)
Farmer Grant holding a Freedom Ranger chicken. (2018)

In January, 2018, HungryHollowFarm.com was launched with the mission of providing Western Washington with a convenient, local, and pasture-based alternative to factory-farms.

I hope you'll join me for this next chapter in the Hungry Hollow story!