When we bought the farm in 2010, we promised the owners we would keep this lovely farm as a working, functional one. Our family strives, together, to listen to the echoes of the past and honor the time-tested, sustainable methods of farming used for hundreds of years, while growing responsibly for the future. This finds us combining my grandfather’s wheel plow with custom-built hoophouses for season extension.
We plan to stay small, grow increasingly diverse offerings, and remain incredibly connected to our core group of shareholders. Our passion is for growing and raising heirloom veggies, fruits, and livestock to preserve the genetic diversity threatened by agribusiness pressures. It is important to us to preserve the past, and it just tastes good, too!
We are a family farm, and when you buy our produce or become a shareholder, you become part of the extended farm family. We are just as committed to keeping you healthy and safe as we are our own family members. A family farm should not be a place where synthetic chemicals are dumped into the soil or on plants, nor where animals are kept in unhealthy, close confinement. Large “factory farms” use these methods, because they are focused on every cent of profit. We are focused on growing naturally and on our relationship with our customers — with nothing toxic in either!
We are not certified organic, but we use all natural and pesticide-free growing methods, crop rotation, and livestock pasturing methods. This definitely makes for more work for us, but this produces healthy soil, high-nutrient-level food, and happy animals and kids. We believe you, as an informed consumer, can make an informed judgment of responsible farming methods.
We have a true belief in doing things the right way, and we invite you to come and visit the farm and observe our practices. We let our children play in the garden, help with the planting and harvesting, and eat fresh fruit and veggies straight off the vine. That says it all.