Folk Creating A Fair Food Future

Buena Vista Farm is a small family farm growing food (primarily pastured meat chickens, and a market garden with laying hens, bees, ducks, pigs and cattle), making delicious fermented foods, and teaching homesteading skills, in particular ‘from-scratch’ cooking (e.g. sourdough and sauerkraut).

We’re on eighteen acres of what was dairy farm that’s been in my family since the 1850s; I grew up here. Our plan was to grow coffee, and maybe put in a café, but we got excited about Joel Salatin’s ideas for stacked agriculture, self-sufficient (or inter-sufficient) and economically viable small farming.

It’s a tiny space to make an agricultural living, but with additional enterprises it’s possible. Our best investment was a commercial kitchen. We spend a fair bit of time running around after our three small children, but we love living and working here.