About Bluebird Trail Farm
Planting…Growing…Harvesting…Knowing your food.
The farm was established in 2002 with the mission of providing the community with opportunities to visit and enjoy a farm; participate in growing their own food and to explore nature in a safe environment. We use sustainable farming practices to grow organic fruit, vegetables, herbs and fresh flowers. We value the humane treatment of animals as we continue to raise chicken, turkey, pork and care for a wide range of other farm animals for learning purposes.
Community Supported Agriculture
Our CSA opened in 2012 and continues to grow each year. Each growing season (May – October) our members receive weekly baskets of fresh organic fruits and vegetables, honey, fresh eggs, mushrooms, and flowers. Membership in our CSA allows you to attend special farm events for free, walk the nature trails, and use the pond and cozy cabin. Members are also invited to assist with planting, maintaining and harvesting the gardens. Our methods include no-till, crop rotation, mulching, cover cropping, mulching and permaculture designs.
Conservation Efforts at Bluebird Trail Farm
Bluebird Trail Farm was also established to help conserve our native plants and wildlife. We first established a mile long Bluebird Trail with 30+ nest boxes that bluebirds, tree swallows and many other native birds benefit from. We created a wildflower meadow for pollinators last year, and this year doubled the size. In addition we added a milkweed garden for Monarch Butterflies, and installed bat houses.
We enjoy having individuals and families visit the farm and participate in the garden, a nature class, or just take a walk on the trail.
Being involved with our local community is very important to us. The farm hosts a wide range of community organizations such as our local library, Pathways, Girl and Boy Scouts of America, AIM, public and private schools, churches and civic organizations.
World Wide Organic Opportunities in Organic Farming
We are a WWOOF verified and approved farm. Each summer we enjoy hosting volunteers from all over the world.