The Natural Path Farm
Located in West Newbury Ma, the Natural Path Farm encompasses 43 acres of primarily open fields. Although an old farm dating back to late 1800's, I consider it in infancy or in a period of transformation. Before I acquired the farm it was only being used to harvest hay for many years. The farmers did not re-seed, fertilizer or lime the fields and over time became nutrient deficient. Without nutrition, how can the fields grow lush, rich, nutritious grass? It can't, and so the weeds prevailed.
As a nutritionist, looking at the sad fields made me question what I could do to provide the nutrients it needs. I realized I could not achieve very much without help as I'm limited in experience...and equipment. The universe answered!
I've partnered with a farmer in the area who actually has family ties with this farm and who has vast experience and a beautiful farm in Bradford, MA www.chrisfarmstand.com We share the desire to farm organically and are learning what this lands needs.
On a smaller scale, as I move forward bringing life back to this beautiful farm I am working on growing asparagus, microgreens, baby greens and more herbs! I planted 400 asparagus crowns and looking forward to sharing some rich green asparagus this spring!
A small green house was built to start my seeds and grow Micro Greens! I am so pleased the following have placed my micro greens in their stores:
I continue to expand the medicinal herb garden with more and more each year! So far my two honey bee hives are thriving and look forward to harvesting honey next fall!