1 in 4 Trees
On the farm we have planted 1,500 chestnut trees, covering about 32 acres. We are incredibly excited to reintroduce chestnuts as a staple crop to the southeast, where one out of every four trees used to be a chestnut. From fresh eating, to roasted, to one of the best gluten free flours out there, the culinary potential of chestnuts is endless. In addition to the culinary potential of chestnuts, the environmental and practical benefits of having trees planted throughout our pastures are numerous. Chestnuts are a perennial nut tree that could potentially serve as a substitute for annual staple grains such as wheat. Additionally, our trees will provide shade to our animals in those hottest months, reducing stress, helping weight gain, and eliminating the need for mobile shade structures. Our rows of trees will mitigate the effects of harsh wind, sunlight, and drought, reduce erosion and help maintain soil structure, provide habitat for various birds species, and of course sequester and store carbon.
SOLD OUT FOR 2019!
Our trees will steadily increase their production from around 2,000 lbs this year to nearly 100,000 lbs in 20-25 years. Our chestnuts are now available for purchase at our Farmers Market locations, through our CSA, at select grocery stores and custom ordering. We are now accepting wholesale orders for chestnuts. To place an order, email firstname.lastname@example.org.