We think Covid-19 has made more people acutely aware of how reliant they are on a very fragile, centralized food system and that rebuilding our local and diversified food system would not only stem the tide of farmer suicides through higher prices to the farmer and more young people interested in farming, but would also help to revitalize local economies, mitigate climate change, improve animal welfare, and incentivize ecological restoration.
"The separation of work and play destroys
culture at its roots." TS Elliot
At New Story Farm, we do not want to be self sufficient….we want to be interdependent. Ask any older person that grew up in a small rural town in the 30's, 40's or 50's and they will tell you all kinds of stories about people working together, sharing tools and equipment, butchering or harvesting together, cooking together, raising each other's children, laughing, crying, loving. We feel like we deserve that too and want to recreate that on this farm.
We steward a 96 acre regenerative farm that is fostering an agrarian community while offering educational and sacred gatherings in Central Minnesota. Do you have a similar vision? Get in touch!