We, together with our neighbors, are working to build an organic, sustainable, integrated farming community. We believe that every singular function of the farm leads to the success of the whole. Unused crop becomes tasty treats for our animals. The drying vines are placed in the compost bin along with the chicken manure adding essential nitrogen. After curing for a year the compost is added back to the soil and the process starts again.
We offer limited seasonal farm tours introducing you to organic farming, the chickens, pigs, cattle, goats, bees and where and how your vegetables are grown. If you prefer a little quite time, just mosey up to the Juice & Smoothie bar and order a fresh squeezed lemonade and wander the gardens or sit under one of the 500 or so oak trees and enjoy the view.
Dates and times are limited so check out “Things To Do”.
Our ladies live a pampered life here on the farm. We are partial to the Isa Browns known for their great personalities. Our ladies are affectionate, docile hens who provide us with large beautiful eggs. We treat them to the organic fruits and vegetables raised on the farm. These supplemental snacks produce gorgeous orange egg yolks! In addition to the eggs, their manure is a vital part of our compost, adding nitrogen to our fertilizer giving us the gorgeous gardens to view.
Sunflowers symbolize adoration, loyalty and longevity. We just think they are beautiful. We love to see the enjoyment they give our guests when they see their bright cheery petals waving in the breeze. Sunflowers serve multiple uses here on the farm. We grind the seeds into a flour, roast them for a snack, and process the oil for baking. In addition, the ground seeds contains less protein and much more fiber than soybean meal, making it a valuable livestock feed for our goats.
The spices are the backbone of the farm. It was, after all, the inspiration behind The Farm. It was the growing demand for the spices that enlarged the organic gardens filling them with onions, garlic, herbs, peppers, and tomatoes forcing us to keep growing. We believe it is the fresh, organic herbs and vegetables that are harvested on the farm make the biggest difference in our spices. We do not even blend them until you order them ensuring your get only the freshest.
Fruits & Veggies
The spices take up about half of our gardens. The other half is carefully selected to complement the food highlighted in our food blog, The Wacky Spoon. Some of our favorites are Purple Dark Opal basil, Black from Tula tomatoes, Delicata squash, Chioggia beets, Green Globe artichokes, Purple Magic potatoes, Blenheim apricots, and Arctic Rose nectarines. Grab a sandwich and bag of chips from The Market and take them out among the gardens enjoying the bees and birds as they zip between flowers and plants.
The Nigerian Dwarf is a miniature goat of West African origin. Our kids are gentle and friendly with personalities aplenty making them great additions to the farm. A healthy Nigerian Dwarf doe can produce up to two quarts of milk per day. It is said to be the best tasting goat’s milk around. It’s sweet and creamy and makes delicious cheese, yogurt, and soap.