"Back to the Basics"
Growing and preparing food has changed substantially over the last few decades with the progress in plant technology, pesticides and herbicides and the processing of food products. While this has brought great advances in the quantity of food available for the human race it also has brought a time where we have lost the social aspect of growing, harvesting and preparation of our food. Nowadays there are so many food intolerances and allergies that even a generation ago were almost unheard of.
We have had the good fortune to be involved in the reintroduction of Red Fife (Halychanka) wheat which was domesticated 1,000 BC in the areas of Poland and the Ukraine and is now grown in our organic fields.
Our organic goal is about preserving the quality and nutrition of food and getting back to the basics where we plant the seeds, tend the plants as they grow, harvest and preserve the produce and take the time to enjoy creating a meal.
“The smell of good bread baking, like the sound of lightly flowing water, is indescribable in its invocation of innocence and delight.”
– M.F.K. Fisher
Machinery of the Past
To plant and harvest the grains from our organic fields we have elected to use old refurbished equipment dated from the 1930’s to the late 1970’s. These machines were built in a time when workmanship and quality of materials were still of a very high standard and they perform very adequately for us. Operating these machines gives us a sense of pride and shows our respect to those who designed, created and operated them many decades ago.
"Take nothing but memories, leave nothing but footprints." ~ Chief Seattle