Our aim is to build strong connections between this New England forest, ourselves, and our customers. In the big picture, we want to help protect wild places everywhere and the traditional or local knowledge systems that are integral to long term environmental stewardship. To us, there are few more revealing ways to understand the arc of civilizations and the interlinked relationships between people and the environment than through foods and their pathways.
As farmer/poet Wendell Berry wrote in
his essay, "The Pleasures of Eating",
eating takes place inescapably in the world...[it is] inescapably an agricultural act, and how we eat determines, to a considerable extent, how the world is used.
We bring our hands-on skill sets as farmers, combined with our professional training in the social sciences, to engage these connections in our farm markets and in our collaborations and exchanges with people everywhere.
We invite you to take a moment to check out our companion project, the Island Reach Foundation.
Janis, Brooks, Connor, Rowan, & Gavin