How did this start?
Five generations ago the Mader Family started farming. Our farm operations span across the southeast part of Washington State and are headquartered in Pullman, Washington. In 2001 we acted on an opportunity to add a cleaning facility to our operation. Our cleaning plant, Palouse Trading, is located in Palouse, Washington, just north of Pullman. Originally named Wallace Grain and Pea Company in the 1930s, Palouse Trading was designed for quality instead of quantity. We take raw food product and clean it into food grade edible product, which our customers find appealing because of the nutritional and aesthetic values.
The farm operation has been using the latest in sustainable agricultural practices. We have been using Direct Seeding and NO-Till practices since 1982. These changes have greatly reduced soil erosion, have increased soil health and helped us control our cost in an ever-rising input cost environment. In 2006 we became “Food Alliance” certified.
Want to know where your Field Traced, Certified Non-GMO food comes from?
There aren’t many companies, if any, that can identify where and when your food was grown and harvested. Palouse Brand Field Trace's your food. Each single commodity bag that leaves our facility has a lot code you can use to search for the field that we grew it in - additionally you will receive through that search details on your bag of food.
Why can we tell you where your food was grown?
We are the originators, cleaners and packagers of our products. We are a family run business. So while we have Steve and Kevin working in the fields to grow our natural food, Sara, Kevin’s wife, is hard at work managing our cleaning facility and our consumer product sales.
Where can you find our products today?
Local Food Co-Ops, Amazon.com, Various Restaurants, Bakery Supply Companies, Private Grocery Labels, and Personal Chefs.