We originally felt called to Nacogdoches TX in 2007 to purchase and run a Bed and Breakfast. But because of an unexpected detour, God had time to direct our attention to farming. During that two year interim we were exposed to the serious problem that is industrial agriculture beginning with but not exclusively through the culture changing book Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan. We became increasingly convinced that we should become part of the solution.
In 2009, along with Cindy’s parents, 9 acres was purchased in Appleby Community outside of Nacogdoches. We immediately began to farm – very ineptly, but God blessed our intentions and we had a remarkably successful first fall season. We sold fresh organic produce all fall and winter at the farmer’s market.
Appleby Community Farm is growing at a sustainable rate. We expect to double our membership each year until we reach our long term goal of 200 member families. Our projections indicate that Cindy will be able to become a full time farmer along with Bryan as well as hire one full time employee. At that point, we may consider allying with neighboring sustainable producers.
Ultimately we see the farm becoming a “destination” for local families to enjoy the grounds to picnic, fish, or even weed and harvest; for schools to teach about local food production and for other organizations to take advantage of the grounds for events.
Accepted Methods of Payment
Direct PaymentWe accept cash or direct debits from your bank account for CSA shares.
Product Delivery Options
PickupPickup your shares Fridays and Tuesdays at the farm or after 7pm at Loud House CrossFit on Atkinson Dr.
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