The Farmers:Finegan Ferreboeuf and Jason Gold.
What they Grow: Tomatoes, turnips, sweet peppers, eggplant, carrots, zucchini, melon, garlic, leeks, onions, lettuce, celeriac, kale, beets, broccolini, artichokes, chard, fennel,pea shoots, green garlic, mustards, dandelion greens, red Kyoto carrots, cilantro, purple daikon.
Year Founded: 2017.
Farming Practices: “We grow with community in mind. We believe that great food is an integral part of enduring relationships. Currently, we cultivate five acres, intensively, organically, and sustainably. Our farming practices are intentional and deliberate. We do not use chemical pesticides or herbicides. We farm with the health of the soil in mind, adding organic matter via cover crops and compost. Our hands are our most cherished tools. We have simple goals; feed good people good food and care for the land so it will be happy and healthy for generations to come.”
Quote: ”Farming is good honest work. There are long days, in the rain and in the heat. We use our bodies; bending, reaching, hauling, lifting, to do that work. But, the physicality of this pursuit is also why we love it. This lifestyle of working outside, under the great big sky and in all the elements, brings us satisfaction, gratitude, and humility.”
About The Farm:
In a stroke of good luck for Austin eaters, the humans of Steelbow Farm decided to head back to Texas after spending a few seasons farming in Maine. MilkRun could not be more excited to feature these farmer’s delicious, sustainably grown organic produce in our chef-curated boxes.
For Finegan Ferreboeuf and Jason Gold, the farmers of Steelbow, the health of the land, and the health of the community are the principles guiding their farming choices. Working five acres of leased land in Manor, Texas these two said they are getting back to their roots in the latest chapter of their farming journey, returning to the state where they learned to farm.
In their own words:
“We feel extremely lucky and privileged to be able to choose to farm as a livelihood. Both of us found ourselves where we are now, with dirty, calloused hands and farmer’s tans, because we love to eat good food. A shared meal is so much more than just sustenance. It is where bread is broken, ideas shared, bonds forged, and humanity enhanced. To grow is to cultivate and to feed is to nourish. We feel our best when we are doing these things.”
Farming is a tough lifestyle that isn’t a great fit for all. But for Jason, Finegan, and their crew, farming is an opportunity to connect to the wider community.
Steelbow Farm produces a wide variety of produce including chard, kohlrabi, beets, eggplant, onions, cabbage, potatoes, a plethora of greens, carrots, and more! Their fields are free of chemical pesticides and full of fun and fresh varieties that you are sure to love.