About Us

Welcome, or Velkommen! 

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In the early 1900's, my great-grandfather Nordahl Halmrast immigrated from Norway to North Dakota where he met and married Augusta Morrau, who's family was from Sweden. They started a dairy farm, had 10 children together, and over the span of many years (and too many brutal winters), our family would eventually make it here to the heart of Oregon's lush Willamette Valley in 1970. 

 

Through the years our family has been centered around many Scandinavian traditions, so it seemed fitting the name of the farm would be a tribute to this.  Our name Håndverk means "hand made", or "hand crafted" in Norwegian.  Our herbs, flowers, willows, and especially our elderberries are hand harvested and waiting to go from our hands to your home with minimal processing!  Five generations of our family have called this 48 acre farm home over the years, and we are blessed to be able to share it with you.