Mooney Flat Farm
It started five years back – I had an interest in growing vegetables,” said Drew Horwath of Mooney Flat Farm.
Drew has been selling his produce wholesale for the last couple of years, but has been operating a CSA, Community Supported Agriculture by subscription, since he began. Though most of year he’s a one-man operation, in the summer Drew’s partner Kim Ewing pitches in as part-time farmer, harvester, and delivery driver. Drew uses hand tools for the majority of his farm work, but being small doesn’t keep Mooney Flat from producing a large yield. This year he’s selling tomatoes, bell peppers, bunched greens, artichokes, Napa cabbage, bok choy, and cantaloupe to BriarPatch.
The farm has been around since 1977 as part of the Weimar Center for Health and Education. Under their “New Start” program, people come to Weimar for 18 days to learn about healthful practices, get treatment for ailments, and work with nature.
Farmer Darren Greenfield said that the farm is working with many varieties of produce this year in order to have food available for a longer period of time.
“We’re seeing how much we can push the limit of the season,” he said.
Weimar Farm will be selling the Co-op heat-tolerant varieties of broccoli and cauliflower. The farm will also be providing cabbage, tomatoes, Swiss chard, mint, basil, and beets. Depending on the season’s yield, they may also be selling us fruit.