About The Farm
My husband and I have worked side by side for more than thirty years, building his plumbing and construction company into a thriving family business. After purchasing ten acres of land in 2018, we were faced with the age-old dilemma: finding a crop hardy enough to thrive in a place the Weather Channel once deemed the “Toughest Weather City” in America.
Severe temperatures and brutal dust storms notwithstanding, the region’s semi-arid climate and sandy loam soil made lavender the ideal crop choice and in 2020, Raider West Farms was born. One acre of lavender seemed relatively straightforward, and after recruiting a few family members, we eagerly got started.
What began as a retirement plan, should we ever get the urge to slow down, has morphed into a full-blown family business, and we couldn’t be happier. Our oldest daughter manages our social media branding and presence, while our youngest daughter handles the SEO and web development for our farm’s site. Our son is the boots on the ground, working closely alongside us to ensure everything is running smoothly. Even our grandchildren have taken an active role during planting season. Raider West Farms started as a small idea, but we’re hopeful its legacy will last for generations to come.