We have very sad news to share. Rigoberto Ortiz, who worked on our farm for over 10 years, was tragically killed in a car accident on Saturday, November 12. His nephew Elvis, who also worked with us from time to time, and his brother Javier were also killed. We are all devistated by this loss. Rigo was a Rising River Farm staple. For over 10 years he helped us provide this community with great organic food. He was a happy guy, reliable worker, just all around a wonderful person.
Rigo leaves behind 2 young daughters and their mother. We are collecting donations for Rigo’s family. If you wish to donate you may stop by the market stand and add to the donation jar. You may also mail a check to us. Checks should be made out to Rising River Farm and sent to 13208 201st Ave SW Rochester, WA 98579 and we will give the money to his family.
Jim and I may be the farm owners, but we could not pull all this off without our crew. Rigo was an integral part of that crew and we will miss him dearly.
Jennifer and Jim