Our goal as farmers reflects our values and beliefs:
1. Provide fresh,
high quality food to our community. We believe in eating fresh food that
has not been sprayed with chemicals and that is full of nutrients. We
understand the importance of knowing where your food comes from and increasing
local food resources.
2. Use sustainable
and organic practices. Farming in a way that respects the soil and our
environment is a priority to us. Our farming practices include crop diversity
and rotation, the use of cover crops to increase soil organic matter and
improve structure, minimizing tilling, and using only organic amendments. We do
not own a tractor, but instead are apprenticing to use draft horses to
cultivate the soil. Our animals are rotated onto several different pastures and
our sheep are grass fed. We value the role of biodiversity in maintaining a
natural balance at our living farm.
3. Welcome schools
and other educational programs. As
we develop and organize our farm, we will be available for field trips and hope
to share our experiences and knowledge about small-scale farming.
4. Sustain our
family’s livelihood through this farming business