Tatyana and Petr Puzur launched Happy Moment Farm in 2009 as a return to the farming lifestyle and occupation they practiced for years in the Kuban region of Russia. As their farm name suggests, Happy Moment plays a key role in their physical and mental contentment and health, but also how they engage and embrace family, community, and place.
After immigrating to the United States, the Puzurs used Zenger Farm’s Lents International Farmers Market and Mercy Corps Northwest’s Refugee Farming Program as a way to begin producing food in their new homeland. Through this support network, they quickly developed the skills necessary to manage their farm business. Now, as seasoned growers to the Pacific Northwest, they’ve refined their goals to include the continued organic production of vegetables—many of which are crops they cultivated in Russia—and building soil health through the use of solid conservation agriculture practices.