Rob and Diane Stockhouse, owners of Stockhouse Farm and Rog’s Retreat, were recently awarded the Laddie Metcalf Award by the Lower Columbia Economic Development Council (LCEDC). The award is given each year to recognize businesses in Wahkiakum County that contribute to making our communities better places to live, work and play through both their economic activities and their civic involvement.
In 2006, Rob and Diane started the county’s first Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) subscription service; offering the community an opportunity to purchase weekly bags of freshly harvested vegetables, eggs and cut flowers all produced on their Puget Island farm. They were also instrumental in starting the weekly Two Islands Farm Market last summer, which not only offered naturally grown farm products for sale, but also became a community happening – a place for friends and neighbors to meet and visit. In addition, the Stockhouses are both active members of several Boards of community service organizations and give generously of their time and talents for the betterment of our community. We are truly lucky to have them as members of our community!
This portrait of Rob and Diane Stockhouse was painted by David Goodroe and presented along with the Laddie Metcalf Award.