WINSLOW’S FARM

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Winslow’s Farm was acquired by The Lipton family in 1997, from descendants of the farm’s original family that settled here in the 1800s. The barn, house and outbuildings date back 100 years and have been retrofitted to meet the demands of a modern working small-acre farm while maintaining historical integrity.

The fields were planted with soil-building cover crops for eight years before fencing was introduced in 2005. Irrigation was brought to the field in 2008 and a high tunnel and fruit trees were introduced in 2009.

In 2015, a herd of Black Angus cattle was introduced and the herd doubled during calving season in late winter. In 2016, a greenhouse was built, giving the farm the opportunity to grow its own plant starts.

At Winslow’s Farm, we grow high quality, delicious vegetables and raise happy, healthy animals. We take a holistic approach to our land stewardship, keeping in mind that our production operations are in the context of a larger landscape that we can help support and enrich.

Producing awesome veggies, eggs and meat for restaurants in Saint Louis allows us to contribute to Saint Louis’ growing local food scene and a stable local economy.

 

OUR FARMERS: THE WILLIAMS FAMILY

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Doug and Dacia Williams graduated from Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas. Dacia spent her time at university studying Exercise, Sports Studies and Education. Doug concentrated on Agronomy, Range Management and Wildlife Science. While both have roots in agriculture, they come from very different backgrounds.  Doug grew up working on the watermelon and tomato fields of East Texas and Dacia on the big AG of the Oklahoma Panhandle, where her Grandfather farmed wheat & corn most of his life. When they met in college, they immediately started backyard gardening at every house they lived in. After graduation and marriage, they headed back to East Texas to begin their careers; Dacia as an Educator/Coach, and Doug as a Wildlife Biologist on some amazing private ranches. Several years, many gardens and two beautiful children later they both decided to leave their stable careers to farm in Edom, Texas. That began their journey of growing fresh clean food for their family as well as for the community. They began growing for farmers markets in the Dallas, Texas area, and delivering to wholesale distributors and local grocery stores, as well as their own farmers market in Edom. Moving to Winslows’s Farm, Doug and Dacia will be growing fresh, organic veggies and tending to sustainably grown livestock, and poultry.   They are excited to be joining the Team of Winslow’s Home and Farm, and the CSA Community that helps support this beautiful farm.

“There are two spiritual dangers in not owning a farm.  One is the danger of supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery store, and the other that heat comes from the furnace.”

-Aldo Leopold