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By Aliya Hall
The Creswell Chronicle 

Making it as a small family farm


April 4, 2019

Aliya Hall/The Creswell Chronicle

Scott Byler is the owner of Delight Valley Farms and Saginaw Vineyards, which he runs with his family. The farm is located in Saginaw, right off the Interstate-5 exit.

In the age of corporate farming, Scott Byler said Delight Valley Farms and Saginaw Vineyards is one example of how a small family farm and vineyard can still be profitable. The farm has a total of 36.5 acres, and from U-Pick berries and raising lambs to establishing a winery - Byler has his hands in almost everything.

"The trick of the whole thing, with the angle of making it as a small family farm, is retail," he said. "I never thought of us that way, but we are. We take everything from the ground to retail, and we don't have to give a cut to anyone else. (It) gives me the chance to have a...

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