We are "Certified Naturally Grown" (same standards as USDA Organic) and are beginning the process towards certified organic, yet our commitment to sustainable farming goes far beyond that. All 3 of our farm vehicles run on waste vegetable oil that we recycle from restaurants in Athens. Since April 4th 2012, we are entirely solar powered!! We have 10 KW of solar panels, which provide enough electricity to supply the needs of the entire farm plus quite a bit extra to feed back into the grid. Our goal is to be as close to carbon neutral as possible and to use as many locally harvested building materials or green products as we can while developing our infrastructure.
Though organic fruit is difficult to pull off in the south, we are currently experimenting with a variety of hearty and delicious apples, plums, pears, peaches, kiwis, nectarines and more. The farm is lush with strawberries and blueberry bushes and we'll be continuing to sell fruits, mushrooms, seasonings, honey, and beautiful flower bouquets and bunches at the Athen's farmer's market on Saturdays and Wednesdays as well as the Freedom Farmer market in Atlanta on Saturdays. And while we love all of those things, our true passion if flowers! Our relationship with flowers keeps growing and growing and this year will be an abundant one as we have planted more than ever! Each year our love for growing and designing with flowers expands and our farm grows in tandem with that love. We've added hundreds of rose bushes and peonies, thousands of dahlias and ranunculus, and a myriad of other varieties for every season. We'll also be continuing to produce our fantabulous popsicles (HoneyPops) made with just our fruit and local honey at the farmer's market so you can have a sweet dessert treat on a hot Georgia morning and actually be eating a healthy breakfast at the same time.
We have the good fortune of living on an amazing farm with acres of gorgeous landscaping, constantly in bloom, and filled with wildlife. It is our great pleasure to spend our years working together to bring something positive to an already wonderful community.
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