Philosophy of Nye Hill Farm
As a diversified, natural, sustainable farm, we are committed to providing the healthiest, highest quality produce while honoring our respect for the land we steward. We believe those are mutually, beneficial commitments. We aspire to the principles and practice of holistic care. We believe that good farms are spiritual places and that good farmers are honorable men and women whose hard work and sense of community personify agriculture and set it apart from agribusiness.
From Michael Phillips, the Holistic Orchard, 2011: “Farming wisely essentially means we are working to heal. To make things whole. To foster the connections among the birds and the bees and the trees and ourselves…Producing fruit is not about manipulating Nature, but rather about fostering Nature. Acknowledging an element of reverence in the process of growing food for ourselves makes everything we do for the plants and the soil a sacred act.” That pretty much says it all.
Imagine if we had a food system that actually produced wholesome food. Imagine if it produced that food in a way that restored the land. Imagine if we could eat every meal knowing these few simple things: What it is we’re eating. Where it came from. How it found its way to our table. And what it really cost. If that was the reality, then every meal would have the potential to be a perfect meal.
Farming is a profession of hope.