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From field to fridge

When we first set out to start farming, I was keen on getting very savvy on food safety. In my quest to get educated on this topic I have participated in certification courses in GAP (Good Agriculture Practices) and Food Safety Training, attended countless webinars, and read a plethora of documents provided by organizations that support new and beginning farmers like us. Essentially I learned that much of the methods of food safety, at least on a small scale, involve common-sense methods. Coming from a background in veterinary medicine, I realized recently that much of my knowledge from that world carries over well into this one. The application of debriding, cleansing, correcting, intervening, supporting, sterilizing, and so forth is all used regularly to keep a tidy, healthy, and vibrant farm thriving.

Soil amendments

Tools and equipment

Harvesting and washing

Packing and storing

We’re also on the consumer side of the farming relationship and always find it comforting to learn more about the hands that plant, pick, and pack our food. When there’s so much uncertainty about health and safety out there in the wild world of commercialized everything, I personally feel very blessed to know a there are neighbors growing food on my behalf. I hope that sharing this information with you brings you comfort too. The food we bring to you is exactly how we want it for ourselves - intentionally grown and very much cared for.

Enjoying the fruits of the Roanoke Valley

We are very blessed in this area to have such a wide range of local producers nearby. We enjoy some very loved chicken and eggs from Bramble Hollow Farm, the valley’s most beautiful flower bouquets from Goose Creek Gardens, flavor and texture packed glyphosate-free grains from Gracious Day Grains, small herd, grassfed raw milk from Sweet Land Dairy, and locally produced sugar maple syrup from Savage Acres. You can find more locally grown goods at LEAP, The Local Environmental Agriculture Project.
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