Your name and the name of your farm:

Paul Gross
Spokane Hutterian Brethren Inc.

Location of your farm:

Reardan, Washington

History of your farm:

Grandfathers Grosses and Wollman came from the Ukraine to South Dakota in 1874. Mom (Elizabeth Wollman) was born in Huron, South Dakota and Dad (Jacob Gross) was born in Lewiston, Montana. They moved to Southern Alberta in 1917. They were married in 1936 and started a colony farm at Picher Creek, Alberta Canada. In 1960 they moved to Reardan, WA and started the Spokane Hutterian Brethren farm along with Uncle Elias Wollman & Uncle Paul S Gross, their children are presently on the farm.

Why do you think direct seeing is important to the future of agriculture?

  1. Soil Health.
  2. To keep the Soil on the Farm.

Why are you involved with Shepherd’s Grain?

To be a sustainable food producer, we have been in the farming business for 460 years in Switzerland, Romania, Ukraine, Canada and USA. It is our only source of income and uniquely fits our communal lifestyle.

Why do you think it is important to develop relationships between the grower and Shepherd’s Grain customers?

To raise the awareness of the challenges throughout this food production chain.