OSF relies on the natural systems of the soil and nature. The farm runs alongside Weeds Creek and Libby doesn't use any synthetic spray. With ducks and veggies, they strive to make their growing systems as closed as possible. Libby's known to grow a wide variety of unique and heirloom varieties.
Libby and her husband (farmer assistant) Phil are first-generation farmers and grew up in mostly urban areas with the same surface level understanding of food that many people do. For them that meant that food comes from a supermarket and you get what you see - packaged in plastic and cardboard with full-color marketing - especially eggs and meat.
They feel strongly that there should be options about what we eat and where it comes from because choices inform us. They also give us power and connect us to our local community in a lot of ways. It's a big part of the reason they're farming in the first place. The long and the short of it is: Know your farmer and you can know your food, your food's food, the land it's grown on, how it lives, and how it's harvested or slaughtered.
In the end they aim to grow everything from the plant and animal kingdom with as minimal impact to the land and environment as possible with the intent to grow wholesome, intentionally grown food that tastes delicious. The welfare of the animals we care for here on the farm is a primary concern. If you have questions, just ask! Talking about food is one of the things they never get tired of doing