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 at the center of our land aside the creek. We practice biointensive production, essentially meaning that we try to grow as much food as we can on the least possible amount of land. Although we are not certified, we exclusively practice organic farming methods. Our farm relies on natural practices like crop rotation, intercropping, and cover crops for pest management and soil health.
About the Farmer:
I started my professional life as a musician and music teacher and later transitioned to being a reading teacher. I loved being a mentor to young people but the call to do more active, tangible work in the field was strong. 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. I had always loved growing vegetables and tending to my parents' fruit trees, thriving on time out in nature, but it wasn't until we found out we were expecting our first child that I found myself in a position to turn my passion into a career. In 2016 I left the school system to be a stay-at-home farm mama. Managing a farm with an
infant on my hip is not always easy but it is the most rewarding
thing I've ever done!
Right now we grow primarily for our household and a few of
our family members and friends, but you can also shop at our
roadside farm stand! As our daughter gets older we hope to
offer more CSA shares and expand to local farmers markets.
Thank you for your continued support!
Victoria, age 5
The purpose of Ley Creek Farm is to produce outstanding food for our customers in sufficient quantity to provide a good living and a good life for our family. We believe that the farm is an incredible environment for raising children, and we desire to grow an environmentally sustainable operation that our children may someday choose to pursue as a career.
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 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 growing 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.