Sustainable Agricultural Products Made on Vashon Island
Meadow Creature LLC designs and manufactures high-quality hand- and electric-powered tools for small farms and small-scale food processing.
Meadow Creature reflects founder Bob Powell's lifelong interest in design, metal work, and electrical systems. After a career in the software industry, Bob found himself drawn to making practical tools to help small farmers.
Meadow Creature supports authentically sustainable, community-based farming. We believe that producing food locally can build community resilience, even as global food distribution networks are increasingly vulnerable to disruption.
We are located on Vashon Island, Washington, in the heart of Puget Sound. Many of our close neighbors are small-scale organic farmers. The Puget Sound bioregion enjoys vibrant farm and garden cultures - our farmer's markets, CSA programs, and home gardens are thriving. We hope to support their success!
The Vashon Broadfork is our first product for distribution. Currently in the works are the Island Chicken Plucker for small-scale poultry operations and the Avalon Cider Press.
Comittment to Sustainability
We are a local manufacturing business, with a prime objective of sourcing materials and services within our community, respecting our employees and ourlocal environment, and plowing the bulk of our proceeds back into our community.
Meadow Creature LLC is pledged to donate at least 3% of our gross proceeds, in cash or equivalent product, to community sustainable agriculture and related organizations. To date we have far exceeded that, by donating over US $20,000 in in-kind manufacturing services to BURN Design Lab, working to create fuel-efficient and non-polluting cookstoves for the developing world. Your business helps us do this.