We steward 40 acres of rolling land just north of Mount Vernon, Iowa. 2023 will be our second season farming on this property. We grow over 150 varieties medicinal and culinary herbs, flowers, and perennial shrubs on our Certified Naturally Grown herb farm. For a full list of the plants we grow, click here.
Our farm is registered as Certified Naturally Grown, and we are in the transitional years to become Certified Organic. We utilize organic practices and low-till systems that encourage robust soil biology, sequester carbon, and protect our soils from erosion all while producing beautiful and resilient crops.
In addition to growing botanicals, we raise 100% pasture-raised Katahdin sheep. Raising ruminant animals on pasture is a beautiful pairing – the sheep eat nutritionally-dense forage while offering fertility directly back to the land. When plants and grasses are grazed, it stimulates deeper root growth which leads to increased levels of organic matter in the soil, less soil compaction, and more resilience to the effects of drought as the roots can access water deeper in the earth. Protecting & restoring our soil is the main goal for this operation. Raising sheep on pasture offers the opportunity for mutual flourishing of both land and animal, while also producing a high-quality, nutrient-dense, & sustainable source of meat. Our pasture-raised lamb will be available for sale in the fall of 2023.
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