Cloudview Farm is on a mission to improve life in the Ephrata, Soap Lake and Moses Lake communities.  You are what you eat, so we grow all of our food without the use of synthetic chemical fertilizers or pesticides.

Cloudview Farm also promotes community wellness through our children’s educational programming and our community events.   Cloudview participates in community projects with similar missions like the Ephrata Farmers Market and Healthy Community Ephrata project.

We work in close partnership with our sister farm, Cloudview EcoFarm, in Royal City,WA to form Cloudview 501(c)3 non-profit.  The farm in Royal City is USDA certified organic.  The farm in Ephrata is not.  Both farms are proud of the quality of their produce.

Cloudview was founded by long time farmer and resident of the Columbia Basin, Jim Baird, in 2006.  The farm in Ephrata was added in the Spring of 2012.  Together the two farms have forged relationships with schools, farmers markets, restaurants, and community members in the Basin.

Jim Baird

Jim Baird

Founder

Jim is a long-time farmer, apple grower, and citizen of the world. His passion for farming has lead to the creation of Cloudview, originally a small hilltop garden.

Josh Ewert

Josh Ewert

Farmer

After finishing a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies, Josh worked and lived in Alaska and Tanzania, East Africa. He returned to the family farm in Michigan to help his family establish an organic market garden and CSA farm. In spring of 2012 Josh joined Cloudview to head up the efforts at the new farm in Ephrata. His reasons for farming is a love of sustainable living and a passion in providing good, healthy meats and vegetables to the communities he lives in. When not farming, Josh would like to be on the river with his fly rod. He farms, makes beer, cooks meat, likes to fly fish, tie flies, hunt, build, loves sharing good food with friends, and tries to be outside as much as he can.

Carli Thompson

Carli Thompson

Farmer, Educator

Carli has been with Cloudview since June of 2012. She has a M.A. in Environmental Education. When she is not working in the garden she is coordinating children's field trips and other farm-based education events.