Danielle Smith, recently purchased Mizuna Gardens in late 2017 from Renée Oberdorf founder / owner since 1993. Unknown to either farmer, they were minutes from each other's farms and had the fortune to cross paths early in 2017. Danielle also owns Lettuce Farm, growing a variety of produce since 2014 in which she sells at the Scappoose Farmers' Market.
Danielle holds a bachelor's degree in psychology, a master's certificate in Addiction Counseling, and has worked in the Scappoose School District for the last ten years. Working with young adults, she has seen the impact food has on everyday behaviors and with her educational background decided that her role needed to start in the ground growing the best possible produce. When not working in the garden Danielle enjoys spending time with her husband, Clint, who is an Assistant Manager at Crosscut Hardwoods, but often helps with garden chores and deliveries, their daughters Anna and Daisy, and their dogs, Bear and Twix.
Danielle is excited to continue the great work that Renée passionately spent her career building.