“I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment, while I was hoeing in a village garden, and I felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance that I should have been by any epaulet I could have worn.” - Henry David Thoreau
One Earth Farm really is all about food – food that feeds the mind and spirit as well as the body. Every meal begins with a flat of seedlings and a pair of boots worn thin for their travels to the barn. Every day begins with a thought to the day’s food - a thought to the loaf of sour dough we left rising on the counter last night, a thought to the frozen earth outside that will not yet surrender last summer’s parsnips, a thought to the rabbit marinating in the fridge for hasenpfeffer for tomorrow evening. Every season begins with anticipation for its harvest – anticipation for its purple Peruvian potatoes, crisp red romaine, or sweet, juicy Black Gold cherries. We are obsessed with delicious, beautiful food.
Born into a culture that feeds rather than eats and imagines that a well scrubbed, factory processed, bag of GMO russets denotes ‘clean food’, we are ourselves just now discovering how to eat – and how to cook. Here old-time homestead mainstays like rutabagas, collards, and rabbit have broke with tradition and have returned home as curries, wraps, and breakfast food. Old cart-horses like winter squash and chicken have leveraged pastas from beneath its pesto and roasted pepper sauces. Fresh tomatoes and grilled asparagus have joined forced to reinstate the poached egg as breakfast food most triumphant. Cool crisp romaine hearts have seduced and bedded steamy sticky rice over lunch. And the humble sunchoke has finally grown a pair and has all but vanquished the ever trendy jicama from the table - indeed of late the sunchoke has even been giving the ubiquitous potato the hairy eyeball. It’s mayhem in the garden and anarchy in the kitchen; a rethinking of what constitutes a garden as well as what constitutes breakfast, lunch or dinner.
One Earth Farm began as an experiment in living more simply and growing our own food. But soon our passion for growing food created such a surplus that of necessity we began offering eggs or produce for sale. Whether you share our passion for nutritious organically grown produce or colorful free range eggs and grass fed poultry and rabbit we invite you to contact us. We enjoy selling locally, but most of all we enjoy selling to people who love food as we do.
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