Welcome to our farm shop and thanks for popping by our "About Us" page to learn a little more about the farmers of
Wild Aster Farm
First let's do some introductions...
photo by Defining Grace Photography
Brian grew up learning many skills and trades that are valuable and necessary for our life here on the farm. Not only does he work hard at his "off the farm" job, but he puts in hours and hours of work to keep the farm running. He is the farm fixer, the welder, the vehicle maintainer, wood chopper, chicken butcher, beer brewer, hunter, fisherman, and anything you need done guy!
Melissa has a background in Wildlife Science and Agriculture Education. Before becoming a full-time farmer, she worked for several years as a Nature/Wildlife Educator, a High-School Agriculture teacher, and a mentor. She uses her love for wildlife, gardening, and education to manage the farm's daily operations. Melissa does most of the planning, starting, growing, weeding, maintaining and harvesting/processing of the food, meat, and herbs/herbal products we produce here on the farm.
Using all of our skills, we are so blessed to be able to produce a good portion of our own food on the homestead, while also running our small farm business. We believe Food is Medicine and our goal is to not only provide our family with healthy, whole foods and herbs, but to also share our knowledge and products with others. We find ourselves constantly in awe of the variety of nourishing and healing plants God has placed on our Earth and we are grateful for the opportunity to be stewards of the land and caretakers of our little farm.
We also share our farm with some other "employees" that we think you should know!
Watson (Farm Manager, Rule Keeper, Party Committee)