Now why, you ask, would a family move from the beautiful Pacific Northwest to the Ozarks??
Though Eric grew up (as a city boy) in the suburbs of Portland, Oregon, we were living on the eastern side of Washington State. In school growing up in Michigan, I was led to believe that Washington and Oregon are covered in tall pine trees with abundant rainfall. This is only a 1/2 truth...no, a 1/3 truth...because the majority of these states are actually desert -- beautiful in their own ways, but the average rainfall where we lived was 4 inches per year.
When you get only 4 inches of rain per year and you want to farm -- or grow anything for that matter -- you need to import your water. Being a bit concerned about the future, we decided that that is not a sustainable system, and that we needed to look for a place where water still comes from the sky. So we came to the Ozarks, and had droughts 3 out of the first 6 years.....sorry, that just slipped out.
Grown just for you
So here we are....land-of-many-dairy-buildings, and a place where land prices are historically more reasonable, and, as a bonus, the people in this State are still free to purchase food from their local farmer without a State raw dairy license.
We struggle to live in a society that wants everything yesterday, and that has lost its compass about what real food is.
We hope to help change those notions, to help people feed their families clean, delicious
local food, start them on a path of healing, and get nourishing meals on the table without breaking the schedule.
We’re looking forward to coming alongside you on your journey. Jake and Hannah love to show off the animals, and tote children around the farm on equipment. Head out to the farm to pick up your real food (and milk a cow while you're at it!) or meet us at one of our delivery locations.