The Seelys are third-generation mint farmers, beginning their production in Battle Ground, Wash., and continuing the family tradition in Clatskanie, Ore. Recognizing a need to diversify their product, the Seely Family Farm consulted Oregon State’s Food Innovation Center for help developing product ideas, sales and marketing opportunities. Through their success with the Food Innovation Center, the Seelys have created items such as mint tea, a variety of mint chocolates and bottled pure mint oil.  With the encouragement of their County Extension agent they have begun looking to diversify their product. They also worked with Oregon State’s Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics to study their carbon footprint and sustainability and have worked closely with the crop and soil science department.