Nourishing When I started Dove's Landing Farm I wanted to create a business that made my family and community healthier. I knew the importance of feeding our physical selves with nutrient-rich food, while at the same time feeding our hearts and minds with the simple pleasures of being outdoors on a working farm. From enjoying the crunch of a just-pulled carrot, to giggling at the rambunctious kids, to sighing as the sun dips behind the sunflowers, my goal is for Dove's Landing Farm members and patrons to feel completely nourished by their food from our farm, just like I do.
Kentucky My roots are in Kentucky’s soil, and it is Kentucky's sweet soil (an agricultural term for good soil with the perfect pH for growing plants) that sustains our farm. Kentucky is a state that supports and promotes local farming. Our farm carries that Kentucky Proud Brand Logo with dignity. I am proud to be among the ranks of the current generation of Kentucky farmers feeding our citizens.
Traditions As life in the 21st century seems to speed up more and more every year, I believe that having certain places and endeavors that harken back to another time creates an important tie to our past. The agricultural history of Appalachia and Kentucky reaches back through many generations of people, methods, and equipment. When I plant seeds, feed the animals, serve a plate of fresh sweet corn, or tinker on our “reliable” old tractor I feel like I’ve added myself to a long line of agrarians.
Family Living in rural America brings you to the dependence of family and friends. The need for those around is very important in rural America, in small towns and on the farm. Raising food for friends and family brings forth all kinds of blossoming relationships that you could never foster and grow in our current society. Rural farm life intertwined with our face paced communities teaches us to love family and friends.
So there you have it. Nourishing Kentucky Traditions and Family. That’s what we are trying to do each season!