The farm was started by Georgia and Rick Bost in 1999 and has been managed 100% organic and naturally from the start.
The site was chosen specifically for its history of non-pesticide or synthetic fertilizer use going back 30 years. The farm site gave Rick and Georgia a perfect platform to start their dream farm.
The dream started on a sad note because of research they did after the diagnosis of leukemia of their son. Although a sad beginning, the experience reshaped their lives ultimately for the better. Their reading and research consistently pointed toward how broken our corporate large-scale food production and distribution was – the heavy use/reliance on synthesized chemical fertilizer and pesticides and the question about the health effects of these practices. The weight of the findings and conclusions of many scientific studies was enough to convince them they needed to deomonstrate an alternative: A farm and market in the Houston area that was a closed local loop â€“ Growing locally, organically and sustainably.
What are the benefits of a local farm? Quite a few!
Picking produce or processing meats and delivering it within days and sometimes hours to the markets gives you something special â€“ food that is as fresh as it can be.
Typical produce takes an average of 2 weeks to get to traditional stores and has lost up to 75% of its antioxidants.
If you’ve never had a garden or farm where you’ve picked tomatoes or other vegetables from the vine and put them into your salad right then and there, then you’ve never tasted fresh. We invite you to experience this first hand with us at one of Georgia’s Markets or at a local Farmers Market.
Our historic mission and vision is “Harvesting Health & Wellness Sustainably”.
Organic farming and ranching protects and preserves our natural resources.
Sustainable Organic farming and ranching uses less water and energy.
There is NO runoff of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides to pollute our rivers, bayous or Galveston Bay.
For 25 years we have been promoting energy conservation, water conservation, recycled material product purchasing, reuse of materials and wise use of our environment by recycling materials and composting food waste. We call this paying forward our knowledge for the benefit of the whole.
Local is about community. We grow and deliver right here in the (extended) neighborhood. Family farms keep it all in the community and gives us the opportunity to have a relationship with our land.
What we’re trying to do here isn’t exactly new. Many of the techniques and ideas have been around for centuries. In some cases we’re just reviving old-world ways of farming.
Some of these methods of sustainable farming are just common sense, especially when you lived in a small community in the middle ages and didn’t have the ability to import truckloads of fertilizer or foods from another hemisphere. You HAD to be sustainable or the community would fail. You couldn’t take more than you put back into the system or it would collapse.
What we do is grounded in this way and it feels good. We want you to feel that as well. Heck, we’d love it if the world would take these principles to heart. Wouldn’t that be great?
The United Nations has demonstrated that this ‘old’ way of growing has as good and reliable yields as modern corporate mega farm production. We are living this right here in Texas and encourage you to join with us and others to duplicate our efforts.
The farm Woofer program supports interns and opportunities for learning with the goal of starting their own sustainable organic farms worldwide.
We support our neighboring farmers to learn and transform their farms into sustainable farms not using pesticides or herbicides.
We mentioned already how close you are to your food at Georgia’s, now you can get even closer. We offer tours of the Farm on occasion, with a gourmet organic meal and guides to show you and teach you how we do things here. We’d love to show you how we care.
Every season we do at least one farm tour where you can learn the genesis of our thoughts, the science and realities about food production that drove us to found the farm, plus an amazing meal served with foods from the farm prepared by our superlative chefs.