Our philosophy is simple::
Live inside of our accountability,
Stay bound to our region,
And embrace the aesthetic that rises from the soil.
Grow :: it’s more than putting a seed in the ground and watching it grow. Yes that is a life changing practice. But if you dig deeper you will find roots that link us all together. Stories that bind us and hold our hands to the soil. We grow seeds on a human scale and love to pass them from hand to hand as humans have down for centuries. To slow the erosion of our shared genetics and cultures.
COOK :: What isn’t enjoyed in situ needs to become something else. To cook and bake together is to pass our stories, tricks, and traditions from one to another. To transform the work of the field into the treasure of the table is pure alchemy. As we worship our ancestors and stir the pot like our grandparents did. We slow life down to the point that if you listen to the steam and simmer you will hear an arcane language of our shared past.
EAT :: Cesar Chavez once said, “If you really want to make a friend, go to someone's house and eat with him... the people who give you their food give you their heart.” to break bread around the table lite only by candles. Faces aglow from flame, conviviality becomes the main course served at a table where everyone is welcome.
EDUCATE :: To pass along a piece of our passion is how one of my mentor put it. Education is more about shared learning and bilateral exchanges of information.