farmhouse built 1905
Kookoolan Farms est. 2005
We are closed one day only:
CLOSED Christmas Day, Friday Dec 25 2020
General Winter Hours: Open EVERY day 9am-5pm.
In 2005, married partners Chrissie and Koorosh Zaerpoor founded Kookoolan Farms, with the goal of producing the most nutrient dense and delicious foods in the most sustainable manner possible. Organic grass fed beef? Kookoolan Farms does not pay to be certified organic, partly because our practices go above and beyond. We invite you to learn about our practices and decide for yourself whether we meet YOUR definition of "organic."
We are passionate about regenerative farming practices that literally pull carbon dioxide out of the air and put it back into the soil. We are passionate about caring and ethical treatment of our farm animals from their first day to their last, and providing them with a natural, pasture-based diet and lifestyle. We are passionate about renewable energy: ALL the electricity used on our farm comes from our on-farm solar array. We are passionate about reducing landfill waste: ALL our garbage, for our house, our business, and our Airbnb cottage, fits in a single small garbage container every week.
2020 seems to be the year the world is waking up to the idea that it's always smart to have a freezer full of food to be prepared for the unexpected!
Updated December 16, 2020: Our farmstore is
open daily 9am to 5pm. Please call ahead to make an appointment for your FIRST visit. After that you are welcome to shop at your pleasure. Cash or Check only, no credit or debit cards. We have about ten to fifteen customers a day, and most of what we sell is pre-reserved. This means other people don't handle your stuff before you buy it, unlike mainstream groceries. We have a bottle of hand sanitizer just inside the door, as we have had every day for the past 15 years. YES we are open for business!
NO farmer's markets. No commercial accounts. We don't have slick high-tech online ordering. We're an old-fashioned farm offering you an old-fashioned relationship with your food and your farmer. Kookoolan Farms products are only available direct to individual families just like yours. Call us today! 503-730-7535
Lamb and seafood have excellent availability.
Chickens sold out indefinitely.
Grass Fed Beef Oregon! Grass Fed Beef Delivered to Portland! 100% grass-fed-and-grass-finished beef available year-round, reserving now for all months in 2021. We process beef every week year round but currently have a 7-month backlog. With a few random earlier exceptions, first availability is for April 28 2021. We expect this to get worse before it gets better. Protect your regular access to our beef by joining our new Beef Club! (What's a beef club? It's like a wine club, except it's beef. No cost to join, change your order any time, call 503-730-7535 for details!)
100% grass-fed-and-grass-finished lamb now available year-round, We still have availability for half or whole lamb for February 2021.
Gorgeous sustainably-wild-caught seafood available on a walk-in basis in our farmstore. ALL our seafood is:
in pristine waters
Monterrey Bay Aquarium "green" (except shrimp, yellow)
NO added chemicals, preservatives, plumpers of any kind
Alaskan Wild-caught Cod
Oregon wild-caught Albacore Tuna Loin
Oregon wild-caught bay shrimp
Oregon wild-caught Rockfish fillets
Mexican wild-caught jumbo shrimp
wild-caught North Atlantic Sea Scallops
Alaskan wild-caught Sockeye Salmon fillets
Alaskan wild-caught boneless skinless HALIBUT portions
Now that we have our new commercial walk-in freezer, Seafood "Share Boxes" are available all the time, even for walk-ins! Available:
25 lbs wild sockeye salmon $350
10 lbs wild halibut portions $229
25 lbs wild Pacific Cod $235
30 lbs wild Oregon albacore tuna loins $435
10 lbs wild Oregon rockfish fillets $90
20 lbs wild mexican jumbo shrimp $310
15 lbs wild Oregon bay shrimp $120
Beef and lamb orders may be picked up either from our farm in Yamhill, or from our processor The Meating Place in Hillsboro - potentially saving you 90 minutes of driving!
New! Delivery available! Arrange your zero-touch delivery directly with our partner company Driveawayz, founded by loyal Kookoolan customer Nick H. who has been buying at Kookoolan Farms since 2006!
It is never too early to reserve for your preferred timing.
Chrissie's book is your free gift just for walking into our farmstore! It's a beautiful hardcover, 432-page, 345-color-photographs full-color coffee table book, a celebration of mead, mead lore, food, and mead-and-food pairings. More than 60 of Farmer Chrissie's favorite food recipes, all paired with mead!
MEAD: Farmer Chrissie's international-award-winning semisweet traditional mead "Elegance" $29. Down to just three cases left.
Kookoolan Farms Pinot Noir
from our own vineyard managed by Chrissie
$20 or case of 12 for $200.
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In business since 2005, we are the longest-tenured small poultry producer in the Portland area - and there's a reason for that. Small social groups, fed only organic-certified feed, along with grass, bugs and lots of fresh air, our chickens are big, meaty, and incredibly delicious. We sell out early, reserve early to avoid disappointment.
Farmer Chrissie has been making mead since about 1997. We no longer offer a formal tasting room with regular hours, but tastings of our mead, pyment, and pinot noir are available anytime by appointment, call ahead at (503) 730-7535. Follow Chrissie's book on mead and food pairing!
Our farm-store is self-service and open
daily 9am-5pm, and anytime by appointment.
For your first visit, please call ahead to schedule an appointment. We like to show you the ropes your first time through.
Find our Food
Kookoolan Farms just sells direct, to families just like yours. Find us at:
Our farmstore at our farm in Yamhill, open daily 9am to 5pm, please call ahead for your first visit.
Sorry, we no longer do ANY farmer's markets. We like to be home on our farm.
Sorry, no deliveries.
Sorry, not available in grocery stores, restaurants, or buying clubs.
Our mission-furnished, two-bedroom, 1000-square-foot luxury cottage is available for farm stays. Your apartment includes a full kitchen and pick-your-own access to our organically raised vegetable and herb gardens. Take a look!