Ley Creek Farm was started in 2015 when my husband Chris and I gave up city living for our dream home in the country. Our farm, situated on just under 6 acres, is named for the Ley Creek, which wraps around a large portion of our property. The tree in our logo represents the beautiful, resilient weeping willow that sits aside the creek at the center of our land.
I was brought up in a family that grew and preserved a lot of our own food, and much of the food we didn't provide for ourselves was sourced locally from family farms. As educators, my husband and I often discuss the role of nutrition in students' ability to focus and succeed in school. We wished for a community in which all children, including our own, would have access to affordable, nutritious food. I had always loved growing vegetables and tending to my parents' fruit trees, but it wasn't until I taught in the public school system that I finally realized that I needed to turn this passion into a career.
In 2016, when we found out we were expecting our first child, I left the school system to raise our children and transition to full-time agriculture. Right now we grow primarily for our household and a few of our family members and friends, but we offer our surplus at our roadside farm stand and hope to expand to more families in the next few years.
Thank you for your continued support!
We feel that we are responsible for growing fresh food of the highest quality without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, or bioengineering. By growing on a small, local scale, we have taken an active role in maintaining food security in our local community. Nutrition education is a priority at Ley Creek Farm, and we often welcome families and local schools to bring their children to explore our fields, taste interesting vegetables, and learn about agriculture and food science.
In addition to growing for our family farm stand and local farmers markets, Ley Creek Farm is home to a thriving and diverse Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. Each year, CSA members purchase a share of the yearly harvest and receive fresh produce, grains, and other local goods. This arrangement connects our farm and our local community through a shared commitment to local and sustainable food systems.