Join us as we create more space to host, educate, and share the bounty of Hill and Hollow Farm!
20 years ago we met, Paul and I, in the fields of Angelic Organics Farm in Caledonia, Illinois. We were in our twenties and fell in love with each other and the farming lifestyle simultaneously. The course of our lives headed towards this farm and a travelling, farming, learning trek landed us here in Metcalfe County, Kentucky.
For 16 years we have cared for this land, tending those original 60 acres which have now grown to 150. Our humble beginnings had us hand working our first gardens and feeding 19 families in 2000. Now, Hill and Hollow CSA ends its 15th year having fed 75 families for 30 weeks.
Hosting and teaching is integral to our mission. Don't forget, we met as apprentices on a CSA farm! We have had hundreds of working guests here, for short and long term visits. Now, as we look ahead to the next phase, we want to expand our ability to host, educate and make all types of guests comfortable as they taste the farm life.
Produce with personality
Hill and Hollow farm is tucked in the wooded hills of south central Kentucky, surrounded in fact by trees on three sides with a view to the north. The farms fields are low in the landscape, shaped and bounded by the flat rock creek and its branches. Cedar trees have replaced many acres of what was originally cleared and planted by the pioneers who built the barn and outbuildings that we now use. The farm was long since abandoned by farmers and successive owners were interested logging, woodworking and hunting, leaving the fields we inherited simply overgrown, rather than ravaged by constant crops of tobacco and the accompanying application of chemicals.
What is Community Supported Agriculture?
CSA is a partnership between a farm and a community of consumers that provides a direct link between the production and consumption of food. With the understanding that the healthiest food is grown locally and organically, CSA addresses several existing concerns we all share about our food supply. As a model for the future of sustainable agriculture, CSA serves to develop a regional food source and strong local economy; to encourage healthy land stewardship; to maintain a stable relationship between rural and urban communities; and to protect the environment of the small family farm. The mutually beneficial relationship guarantees the farmers a market, enabling them to continue farming amidst the growing pressures of an economy that favors industrial agriculture. It simultaneously provides the consumer with the highest quality produce along with a personal connection to its source.
Hill & Hollow wool products
We are now selling our wool products on Etsy! We love our sheep and you will love their wool!