Lyn and Juvencio met in 1988 when Lyn was a peace corps volunteer in Juvencio’s homeland Honduras. After getting married in a rural village they moved back to the states where Lyn pursued her dream of becoming a family doctor and Juvencio continued his education in horticulture. We moved all over the country during Lyn’s training and had our three kids in three different states. We finally settled in Oregon after Lyn found employment at Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center; a migrant community health center in Cornelius.
We began farming in 2000 with an oversized vegetable plot and 7 friends. We have grown over the years into a large community of over 120 families.
We at “the little farm of the owl” are entering our 19th year as a CSA. Juvencio works the farm full-time while finding time to take care of the cattle as well. Lyn works the farm part-time and the other part of her week is spent at the clinic. We have 3 children: Jacob 24, Diego 22, and Eva Luna 18. The farm is located 15 miles west of Portland in a part of Hillsboro known as Helvetia. La Finquita is a community where the members have direct access to the farmers and the fields where their food is grown. The menagerie of animals and heritage orchard make for a pleasant weekly outing with the kids.