Often when folks stop in at the farm stand for the first time, they’ll ask “what’s in the name?”
Surely one of our board members/farmers will get long winded quickly about it and explain that while we’ve been doing it all as volunteers in this or first full year as a .org, we are a farm school because our mission asks us to educate with respect to all the farming we enjoy.
We strive to provide educational opportunities to the community with respect to sustainable farming and food practices while also being a space for the community to drop off food scraps, volunteer and learn what goes into farming using organic methods. From interns and youth groups, to local students or corporate outings, we invite anyone and everyone to come and learn with us.
It is important that we minimize our footprint. And locally produced and sourced food is one sure way of doing it.
We ourselves are always studying and learning from the best farmers around, through books and videos, and we want to pass along the knowledge we’re gaining.
So next time you stop in, ask one of us for a farm tour and we can offer you a bit of insight into what we do here at the farm school.