Hi, my name is Joel.
Our farming jouney started with a simple desire to connect with the land, produce more of what we consume, and create a place of rest.
The learning curve was steep, and the work is never over, but we are finding that connection with the land we sought and producing an abundance of nutrient dense food for our community.
Join our CSA or visit the farm or subscribe to our mailing list to go on this adventure with us!
The Market Garden is the backbone of our farm. We aim to produce exceptionally nutritious vegetables. To achieve this, we amend our soils with natural minerals and composted organic material to produce naturally healthy crops. Our vegetables are free of toxic pesticides and synthetic fertilizers. We use natural processes and careful management to protect our crops and minimize weed pressure.
We sell our vegetables through a CSA program, directly from the garden, and to a few wholesale customers.
Sign up for our CSA program here.
Grass Finished Beef
We buy grass-fed calves from a local cow/calf producer, and grow them out to finishing weight on our pastures. We use management intensive rotational grazing techniques to protect and improve the health of our pastures and to ensure our cows get the highest quality grass at all times. These techniques improve nutrition of the meat and enhance its flavor.
We sell beef through our CSA program, off farm, and in bulk as whole and half cows.
Sign up for bulk beef here.
Fresh Cut Flowers
We grow a large variety of annual and perennial herbs and flowers. Some of the flowers we grow are edible, but most are for display. The herbs we grow are medicinal, culinary, and pest-deterrent. We grow these herbs and flowers with respect for the land, animals, and people.
We sell our flowers through our CSA program.
Our egg-laying hens live on our pasture in a mobile coop as long as weather permits. They are moved to fresh ground approximately every day where they can forage for fresh pasture and bugs. They receive an organic, non-soy, non-gmo grain mix, and have access to a natural mineral supplement for added health. These birds follow our cows in the pasture rotation just as flocks of birds follow herds of herbivores in nature.
We use 10 ft. X 12 ft. X 2 ft. high floorless, portable field shelters housing about 75 birds each to grow these 8-week meat birds. Moved daily to a fresh pasture paddock, these birds receive fresh air, exercise, sunshine, and a GMO-Free, soy-free organic grain ration. Integrating the cows to mow ahead of the shelters shortens the grass and encourages ingestion of tender, fresh sprouts. We want every animal to eat as much green forage as its full genetic potential will allow.