Our small family farm is located off
the Bluebonnet Trail in Washington County "the birth place of Texas". These
rolling hills provide the setting that the earliest pioneers admired:
sufficient rainfall, diverse soils, hardwood forests, abundant wildlife, and
a scenic landscape.
In 2004, with 26 members, we launched
the first Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm serving the Greater
Houston Area. During that time we have continued to grow successfully
due to the support of our community.
We grow heirloom varieties of
vegetables and herbs for our committed
CSA farm members.
We use ONLY natural techniques (NO
synthetic chemical fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides). We care
about our environment and the quality of our food, because our family lives
here, and we eat everything we grow.
We work full time as a family on our
22 acre farm and we hope that our work is an
encouragement to others as we share the harvest with our community and
promote small family farms everywhere.
We have been professional organic
horticulturists since 1991. Prior to starting our farm, we owned and
operated the first 100% organic nursery in Collin County Texas and
specialized in herbs, native plants, perennials and antique roses.
Brad provided consultation and custom landscape design for homes and
businesses throughout Collin County, developing many of the oldest
historical homes in the county which are featured in numerous public tours
In pursuit of the farm dream, we sold
our business and Farmer Brad worked as Operations
World Hunger Relief in Elm Mott, Texas. In addition to
managing multiple farm enterprises including a Grade A Goat Dairy and a CSA,
the farm provided a 12 month internship program designed
to train others in sustainable agriculture development in the third world.
Farmer Brad is the past President of the
Texas Organic Farmers & Gardeners Assoc. and worked to promote the
organic, local and sustainable food movement in Texas, by organizing the
largest sustainable AG conference in Texas, developing Small Farm Workshops,
and marketing networks for local farmers.
Farmer Brad continues to be actively
involved in representing small farmers across the state and the nation by
serving on the Administrative Council for
Southern SARE and as a Board Member for
Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance.
To help grow new growers locally, we offer
consulting services (when the
season allows) for those interested in sustainable and organic farming.
With the proper guidance, we can help you plan and develop your farm, avoiding many
costly lessons. We are also available to
speak to groups
interested in promoting local food, health, homesteading, rural economy and small family farms.
"When you can do the common things of life in an
uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world"
- George Washington Carver
"Brad is a Lone Star State pioneer of the local food
movement. His education programs on community-supported agriculture,
sustainable foods and heirloom food varieties have transformed the area's
knowledge of organic produce." - Laura Spanjian, City of Houston
food movement 'guru'" -
County Line Magazine,
Brad Stufflebeam, "A pioneer of the local food movement in the Lone Star
State" - Mike Barnett, Texas Agriculture Magazine
"Let us never forget that the cultivation of the earth
is the most important labor of man. When tillage begins, other arts
follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of civilization." - Daniel Webster