FARM TO cOCKTAIL
yOU'VE HEARD OF FARM TO TABLE, WHY NOT YOUR COCKTAILS TOO? AS CULINARY GRaduates, we're firm believers of using fresh, locALLY SOURCED INGREDIENTS WHEN POSSIBLE, which is why WE'VE PARTNERED UP WITH FERN HOLLOW FARM OF SOMERSET, OHIO TO DO JUST THAT!
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fERN hOLLOW FARM MISSION
Fern Hollow is an all natural, permaculture oriented farm providing ethically grown and affordable healthy foods. We strive to help build community resiliency in the Appalachian region by facilitating interactive learning and therapeutic opportunities.
meet erik + olivia
Erik and Olivia met at a Permaculture Design Course (PDC) at Solid Ground Farm outside of Athens in the early spring of 2014. As it is for many others, the PDC was a catalyst, a turning point which empowers one to move forward with an improved sense of ecologically related thinking, all with a strong foundation in ethics (check out our PDC here). It was also at this PDC that Erik and Olivia began dreaming big together…
Erik and Olivia were introduced to the little piece of family land that would become Fern Hollow Farm in June of 2014. What was an Alfalfa (medicago sativa) field lain fallow for seven years, would soon have bigger ambitions. After walking the meadow and feeling the magic of place, Olivia and Erik began the work of designing. Shortly thereafter, they set off across the US, staying at various permaculture oriented farms; with herbalists, seed savers and more, looking for inspiration and learning everything they could along the way. One seed saver, the awe-inspiring Sylvia Davatz of Solstice Seeds in Vermont, gifted them the two wild Kazak apple trees that are on either side of the entrance, and are featured in the logo as well.
Learn how fern hollow grows, what they grow and how to purchase it
We grow with sunshine, rain, living soil and loving attention... After all, if we are what we eat, why would we eat unnecessary and unknown chemicals, hormones, and artificial genetics?
We grow without the use of chemicals or pesticides which degrade the soil biology and nearby watersheds. We compliment our production with organic fertilizer, nutrients, and inoculants from Advancing Eco Agriculture, ensuring that over time we are building a well-rounded nutritious soil and diverse soil life, which in turn are the building blocks for nutrient-rich foods and medicines. We also believe healthy soil is the foundation for healthy individuals & communities....