In the spirit of permaculture, we have a lot of help from the animals on the farm. Besides being companions, each critter has responsibilities.
The donkeys guard, mow and provide fertilizer for the gardens,
The geese give us eggs, patrol the farmyard and eat weeds.
The bees pollinate the garden and provide honey and wax.
The goats devour brush and invasives, entertain and and provide manure for the compost.
The hard-working crew of chickens and ducks eats insects, and provides eggs.
The turkey, well, he is pretty much a pet.He won't ever be Thanksgiving dinner.
About our Farm
Squash Blossom Farm is a real farm, with gardens, chickens, goats and donkeys. We are an historic 1910 farmstead, being lovingly restored and revitalized using permaculture techniques.
We are dedicated to Local Food, Local Art, and Local Music, and sharing all of those with the community.
Throughout the summer months we are open to the public for Summer Sundays music and wood-fired pizza. We also host special theatrical performances and artisan fairs, workshops and classes.
In 2015, we completed construction of a beautiful certified kitchen in our historic barn.
This kitchen has now allowed us to launch into yet another adventure, becoming artisan Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Makers!