Our Vision is becoming a reality here at Fruit Hill Farm!
We’ve been busy getting our nursery, garden, and Front Porch Store ready for our Grand Opening May 12th. Let’s take a tour so you can see what we’ve been up to.
Our gorgeous sign is finally up in front of our newly acquired farm house, which is over 100 years old! We are making plans for the space (check back with us for updates on that) but for now, check out our Front Porch Store, located behind and to the right of the house.
When you step inside, you’ll find all natural products to help you live your best life. We also carry books and items made by local artisans- it is very important to us to support local businesses and independent artists.
Exiting the store, go ahead to the back to see the progress! We’ve put a ton of work into what will become our espalier orchard, pumpkin patch, and demonstration garden. This area is truly the heart and soul of FHF as it represents our commitment to sustainability and healing the land base. We’re 100% committed to turning this once weed-choked, neglected field into a place where people can learn and see exactly how to plant the garden of their dreams. Take a look at these before and after photos and remember- we are a small company and we do all the work ourselves (with some help from friends and family!). Our determined crew of 6 people have accomplished so much, and we’re still going!
Here is the back area just one month ago…
Last week, watering our newly planted orchard…
Yesterday, our trees all lined up and ready for sale!
Speaking of plants for sale, I’ve definitely saved the best for last.
We’ve (literally) been growing our inventory for months, and we have plants and starters for everyone- from the novice gardener to the seasoned homesteader.
Herbs, tomatoes, and berries- oh my! We’ve stocked a huge variety of edible perennials, fruit trees, vegetable starters, any herb you could possibly need (including several varieties of lavender), and a plethora of berry bushes- both the usual (raspberries and blueberries) to the exotic (goji berries anyone?). You could say we’re berry proud of our selection.
Of course our real passion is education. We want every aspiring gardener to have access to the information they need in order to create the garden of their dreams. If you have been yearning to turn that unused patch in your backyard into a sustainable garden full of delicious food, if you want to reduce your grocery costs, or if you’ve ever envisioned yourself picking fresh herbs to really make your dinner pop- well we want to help you get there. We walk each and every customer through the planting process, giving them the tools they need to make their garden flourish.
We also host events, in fact as you may know we’ve already had several. In March we hosted the amazing Donel Barlow, author of ‘Medicine Tracks’, for a talk on Food as Medicine. February we hosted Dr. Brian Wickstrom to share with us Toxicity: the Ticking time Bomb and illuminated us on the effects of environmental toxins on our health. Two weeks ago we had a gardening event for kids where they each got to take home their very own seed to grow that we helped them plant in pots they got to decorate. We love kids here- families are always welcome!
So that’s our farm!
But why not just see for yourself?
Our FHF Dream is coming to fruition, and it is our mission to ensure that anyone who wants a garden- be it a small container garden or a large piece of land- can succeed. Our commitment to urban farming and living local will never waver. With us, your garden – and your life – will flourish and grow.