We started farming after traveling across the USA, volunteering on organic farms through the WWOOF program, searching for our sustainable homestead and a strong community with active hardworking folk.
We first landed in Bristol VT in 2009, and in 2010 we moved to Richmond and started Nama Farm. We shared a home and worked the land by hand turning the soil and making raised beds... combining Restorative soil building, Biodynamics, and Forest farming.
2010 was a beautiful growing season and we quickly got established by growing a wide variety of heirloom tomatoes and other diversified organic produce. Farmer Ama began canning her delicious pickles, dilly beans, tomato sauces, chutneys and unique small-batch jams.
The following year we announced our CSA and had a good turn out - but 2011 was a most dramatic weather year indeed, with Tropical Storm Irene! We survived mostly unscathed on our high and sandy hill, and had a good year - some losses come September due to late blight.
Ahead of the 2012 season we moved to farmland near our favorite farmers' market at Mills Riverside Park in Jericho. This was at a comfy old farmhouse on 5 acres. But the land was wet, and we found a new patch of rich earth in Fletcher to work for 2014 -15- 16.
In the winter Nate does Massage housecalls and schedules sessions in his Jeffersonville office, at Dr Ferrell's Chiropractic office on Route 15 in Jericho, or in Essex (contact Nate via ihealing.webs.com) He works for the Mountain Massage Center at Smugglers Notch. We socialize with friends, visit other farmers, work on crafts, cooking, pantry building and clean up projects like our seed counting, ordering needed farm supplies, and planning next years crop rotation.
Spring Dreaming, Summer Joy!
Nate & Ama