FOOD — What is it? How do we grow it? What is edible? What do we really want to eat? Join me in fields and farms as we figure it out!
We are a community-based farm, where the relationship between humans, animals and soil is brought together to bring vitality to the Earth while creating healthy food and medicine.
As biodynamic farmers, we look first to provide from within, creatively, with an attitude of joy and abundance as we find our way to live in harmony now and into the future, honoring each other and our beloved Mother Earth. We consider our farm an integral system making our own preparations, spreading this biodynamic compost as we allow our livestock to help fertilize our farms.
Orchards & Gardens
Perennial fruit and nut trees, ponds and swales, create a vibrant edible forest Integrating Agroecology (agriculture and ecology).
Rotational grazing in the meadow and in the orchard brings health to our flock, nutrients to our pasture and restores balance to our eco-system. We focus on heritage breeds including sheep, turkeys, chickens, peacocks and cows. Animals include; 2 milking cows and calves, 30 sheep, 60 chickens, 40 turkeys, several honeybee hives- all overseen by 11 striking peafowl.
Honey Bees & Apiary
The hillside apiary, home to our bees, are raised using both Langstroth and top-bar hives. The bees provide the excitement of having pollinators throughout the farm.
Come and look around the bee world today; their houses, their food, their diseases, the bees themselves, and how they are employed by people around the globe. Whether these bees are gentle Italians, determined Russians, or incredibly aggressive Africans, there is much we need to learn if we are going to save them!
Raw Milk Dairy
A family herd, milked once daily, leaving time for grazing in the pasture and nurturing young calves. Our raw milk provides our community with healthy, nutrient- dense food. Yogurt and cheddar cheese are among the favorites to make with our raw milk.
Basic blacksmithing and farm tool instruction.
An open studio with instructional classes in hand building and wheel techniques for both adults and children.
Field house Library
A borrowing system, open to the public housing over 2,000 books on progressive agriculture, theory, science and biodynamic research.
An herb drying room and space to create wool handicraft, including carding, spinning and felting.