WHAT WE GROW
Chestnuts are extremely popular in Europe and Asia, but many North Americans are not familiar with them. That’s because in the early 1900’s a blight killed most of the chestnut trees in this region. By selecting blight-resistant varieties, we can once again enjoy the benefits of this nutritious nut.
In contrast to many other nuts, chestnuts are low in fat and high in complex carbohydrates. They are gluten-free and a good source of vitamin C. They taste great “roasting on an open fire” and in many dishes.
Our next batch of chestnuts will be ready for sale in fall of 2024.
The wide range of nutritional and medicinal benefits of elderberries have been known for thousands of years. Hippocrates, known as the father of modern medicine, referred to elderberries as “Nature’s Medicine Chest for the common people.”
We grow American elderberries (Sambucus canadensis), which do not contain the precursors of cyanide like the imported European varieties (Sambucus nigra) do. This means that our berries can be processed at lower temperatures, thus better preserving their nutritional qualities.
Our first elderberry sales will occur in late summer of 2024.
We raise 100% grass-fed Katahdin and St Croix sheep using a rotational grazing system that benefits both the sheep and the land. This combination of breed and management system help us to eliminate the use of chemicals such as de-wormers and antibiotics.
Our first lamb sales will occur in fall of 2024.