Currently operating as a small, urban farm, we are growing on 1/3 acre of hillside. We have additional land that will be prepare for future planting. We have one small high tunnel and are installing a 30 x 36 tunnel in the fall of 2013.
We are growing various vegetables, learning what our soil and local market supports, and have had excellent results with Chinese Cabbages, Lettuces, Greens, Radishes, Carrots, Tomatoes, Peppers, and Herbs. We are planning on increasing our root crops and greens this coming season, as well as include some new items that we don't find in our local system such as purple carrots, various beans, peppers, and lettuces.
We started small and have slow planned growth as to avoid as much debt as possible. This allows us to focus on the production more and worry less. While we are bringing in small amounts of money, my husband and I are still working for free at this point, keeping our off farm income.
Our business will contribute to the community by bringing fresh, local, fair priced, nutritious food to our neighbors and children (Farm to School Program). It also keeps local dollars local since we attempt to purchase as much as possible locally. from small business. We share with others the earth friendly, sustainable methods we learn and use, and encourage others to grow some of their own food.
We plan on establishing a non-profit organization that will teach Veterans how to grow their own food. As we grow our business and relocate to a rural farm, this non-profit will expand to include Agri-therapy and a Veterans Farm Retreat for the healing of Wounded Warriors.