2019 Women Farm to Food Business Competition Winner

Tieton Farm and Creamery is Finalist in the 2019 Women Farm to Food Business Competition

TIETON, WA - Tieton Farm & Creamery was recently honored as a finalist in the first annual Women Farm to Food Business competition. This event was put on by the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA). NASDA awarded Tieton Farm & Creamery a $5,000 prize and runner-up recognition in the organization’s 2019 Women Farm to Food Business competition. To commemorate the recognition, NASDA flew Co-Owner and Operator of Tieton Farm and Creamery, Lori Babcock, to Washington D.C. to take part in a special ceremony.  

“Tieton Farm & Creamery makes cheese for people who want to eat clean and treat the earth with kindness,” said Lori Babcock. “For our small business to be recognized by a national organization is a major achievement for us and small farmers everywhere.”

 The NASDA 2019 Women Farm to Food Business competition was specific to Oregon and Washington. The outcomes of the competition included: 

  230 entries and four finalists 

 Tieton Farm & Creamery took runner-up recognition; Barn Owl Bakery on Lopez Island

placed first

 Tieton Farm & Creamery will use its $5,000 in winnings to create a Cheese Tasting Room



NASDA grows and enhances agriculture by forging partnerships and creating consensus to achieve sound policy outcomes between state departments of agriculture, the federal government, and stakeholders.

 Tieton Farm & Creamery is 21-acre, solar powered dairy farm located in Tieton, Washington. They specialize making artisan cheeses by hand, for people who want to eat delicious foods that are free from chemicals and come from healthy pastured animals. 

For more information about Tieton Farm and Creamery, their cheeses and locations where you can buy their products, go to www.tietonfarmandcreamery.com

Ruth Appel