The vision of Northwest Transplants is to provide excellence in products and services. Always understanding that we measure our own success by the success of our customers. We are an organization of people, working together for a common goal, where people want to come to work, and are proud of what we represent.
Neal and Pamela Lucht met at Oregon State University, and were married in November of 1983. In 1987, they began to research and trial a model for a commercial transplant operation located in the Willamette Valley. This enterprise started as a division of Neal’s family operation, Crestview Farms, owned and operated by Dorothy and Charlie Lucht.
By 1990, they began operating independently as Northwest Transplants on land leased from Crestview. Then in 1993, Neal and Pam were able to purchase the land and move the business to its location today on South Dryland Road near Molalla.
In 2015, Neal and Pamela’s only daughter Lauren returned to work on the family farm. Prior to her return, Lauren completed her Masters Degree in Agricultural Science from Oregon State University, served as an Ag & FFA Instructor and worked in the Washington State Legislature.
Northwest Transplants has grown to include 100+ acres of farm ground. This allows the operation to maintain a year round employment, supply complementary products to fresh market customers, and more sustainably incorporate the compost generated by a greenhouse operation. Willamette Valley Melon Company (link to page) was established as a DBA of Northwest Transplants in 2018.
In 2022, the farm and Lucht family welcomed Lauren’s husband, Jim Lovelace. He and Lauren look forward to the opportunity to build on the success and ingenuity of Northwest Transplants
Meet Our Team
VP of Operations
Sales & Logistics Coordinator
Customer Account Representative
Accounts Payable & Event Coordinator
Social Media & Brand Manager
Human Resource Manager
Senior Sales Advisor
Family friend and advisor
Hazel aka Filbert
Black & Tan Dachshund