Though this property has been a sufficiency farm as far as I can trace, my parents William and Garma Petrie started their homestead here in 1982. Clydesdale horses dragged the logs from the forest for my father to build our home and sugar shack, while my mother planted crops and raised goats, chickens, rabbits & worms.
"Herbal Delights" was my mother's plant stand where she shared her love of culinary and homeopathic herbs. Many of the varieties she grew can still be found here today!
In 2015, on a wing and a prayer, the family farm was re-started in their honor. It has since grown, not only to sustain us, but a portion of our community as well. Join us on our journey by following us on Facebook & Instagram.
"Grown with care, love and respect for nature"
My husband Brian and I live in the center of our 4 acre homestead farm . Our property is made of ledge, steep in parts, and full of forest which produces a large amount of our compost.
Rather than clear cut to obtain growing space, we create "pocket gardens" which allow us to sculpt our property naturally, and provide multiple types of light, water & temperature to plants and the animals they co-exist near. Vegetable waste and animal crops are fed to the livestock , which in turn give us different types of compost for our soil. We also raise & "plant" worms to further enrich the soil and speed breakdown of nutrients.
Growing heirloom varieties allows us to grow seed crops to supply our microgreens operation and large enough crops to supply bulk items to restaurants, other farms & share purchasers. Knowing people get to eat the best tasting, all natural produce & edible flowers for their health is an awesome perk to our job!