Every now and then we get to visit a small organic farm that truly blows our socks off. Old Mill Road, and the family who farm it, are one of those farms.
I think I should let the images speak for themselves here, so in summary: Old Mill Road is a diverse biological farm supplying vegetables, eggs, seasonal fruit and flowers to their local community, and doing it darn well.
Or to put it more succinctly, these folks are rad.
The Old Mill Road team is made up of Kirsti, Fraser, Piccolo (Pickles) + MarlinSpike, with various amazing interns, add-ons, chickens, pigs and a few dogs to round the crew out.
We visited the afternoon before one of their weekly markets, so in the middle of the pick-and-pack that is embedded in a market garden’s routine. We tried not to eat all the tomatoes as we helped.
Visiting crews like this gives me hope for our community’s futures.
The ethos, the execution, and how they just keep on going – based apon a desire to eat, grow and share clean food, while regenerating the land they’re stewarding. So damn good.
Or, in their own words…
Old Mill Road BioFarm is a family business that aims to enrich local food culture, encourage more small scale farmers, connect those farmers to the consumer and promote the idea that we are not superior to the environment but are part of the ecology.
More folks farming like this please!
Big thanks to all the Old Mill Road crew for having us, and sorry to Marlinspike who was feeling a bit average so didn’t make it into any of the photos. Here’s his smiling face for reference.
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