RETHINKING HOW WE USE OUR SPACE
Our farming journey has been anything but conventional. The #1 questions we are asked is “Did you move out into the country?” … short answer is “Nope!” but the real answer is a bit more in depth than that …
We live in town. Like right near our town’s downtown. Our backyard is not that big and we live on the busiest corner of our town. We can’t afford farm land … especially in the area we live in. So what were we to do when we decided we wanted to farm?!
It all started with chickens. A friend of ours who DID live in the country wanted chickens, but her husband worked out of town several days each month and she was hesitant to farm on her own. So we partnered up! We helped her care for them, she provided the space and we all enjoyed chicken-gazing (chicken people, you get what this means!) and farm fresh, free-range eggs! Win-win!
From there, we have developed partnerships throughout our region and have raised our own pork and chicken, we raise quail, have more than a dozen beehives and barter our goods with friends’ goods like maple syrup and beef! We are breaking down the conventional barriers of farming and teach others to do the same! It has been an incredibly rewarding adventure and we cannot wait to see where it takes us next!
Born on the farm in Capay, Michael showed an early proficiency in the machine shop and is responsible for designing tools used on the farm today.
Born in Belmont, CA, Kathleen attended UC Riverside where she earned her B.S. in Agriculture. She is sole proprietor and manager of the farm.
He has commitment to build a strong financial model for farmers to connect produce directly to consumers by strategically managing our current programs.