This farm was originally part of the “Hawk Farm” purchased by Joseph Hawk in 1819 for $3,420, a tidy sum in those days. We acquired the property in 2004 and meticulously restored and renovated the two stone buildings in 2005-2006. The month of acquisition housed a blue moon, hence the farm’s name.
Today, one would describe our farm as a small family farm, situated on 17 acres providing just about everything a farm family could want: pastures, orchard, hay fields, woodlands, fresh water springs and outbuildings. We have worked hard since 2004 to restore the farm to its natural beauty and capability. It is a labor of love that we wish to share.
You will find us in the summer at the Holland Township Farmers Market. This quaint market, located at the Holland Township Fire House on Rt. 519 (at Andersen Rd), is small and the vendors are REALLY local.
The market is open beginning mid-June through September on Saturdays from 9am – 1pm. All of our products will be on sale as seasonally available.
This spectacular replica of the original barn is the perfect venue for your event. The barn was restored by a wonderful Amish company and the workmanship and care they bestowed is evident immediately when you separate the huge barn doors.
It’s warm and cozy by the wood stove and we just finished a beautiful meal of braised short ribs with mashed potatoes, beets, gravy and homemade bread.
There is a beautiful simplicity in eating seasonally. As a species it’s natural for us to consume food this way. We don’t need to eat greens all winter if in fact we ate them in plenty during the prior 9 months. In this area, to enjoy a salad of fresh greens and tomatoes in winter comes at a great expense to our environment and our health. Besides the carbon footprint of traveling from South America or even California, what must be done to keep the produce fresh? I have trouble having my fresh picked lettuce last for a few days in season. How did that lettuce last a 3000 mile trip? You probably wouldn’t want to know.
On the farm, we are enjoying our meat, potatoes, bread, beets, pickles and canned tomato sauce in a variety of recipes and waiting patiently for April when the first asparagus will arrive. Following the seasons for your food source is not only natural but sustainable for the future of our planet.