Small scale farming, focusing on education
At Arrows Farm, we want to bring families back to the table by helping others rethink how they engage with food; starting with an education of sustainable, bio-diversified, small-scale farming. We want to show others how they can start in their own home and begin the journey of a healthier lifestyle.
We offer homegrown produce, children's farm camps and after school programs, farm tours or consults, and a venue for events. We are family owned in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains. We focus on the education of how to grow your food.
THE ARROWS FARM
the story behind
Vinny has often dreamed of starting his own farm after spending summers in Brazil with his grandfather. After eight years in the Marines and a few years in the corporate finance world, Vinny decided to pursue a degree in Agricultural Business. After meeting his wife, Allie, in Alpharetta, Georgia, the two married and moved to the North Georgia Mountains for a slower pace of life.
After a year of planning and many discussions, the two decided to pursue this farm dream. They wish to teach families how to create a sustainable lifestyle and farm, right in their backyard. These practices ultimately lead to a healthier way of life, starting from the earth to the table.
Three years later, they have two children and are enjoying living off the land and bringing families back to the table.
back to the table
Arrows carry the meaning of life, because of how important this tool was to survival. In more recent culture, arrows represent direction. Arrows Farm opposing arrows symbolize the connection between the farm and the city, food and people, sustainable agriculture and the environment. Arrows Farm wants to create bridges to connect this gap.
We believe in environmental, sustainable practices. This means, you are eating and learning to grow the most chemically-free, natural products in a permaculture environment. Farming shouldn’t be complicated or limited to the farm. Our practices will teach you how to get fresh, locally grown food- starting in your home.
If you have ever had fresh herbs, you understand why you would want to always have some at home on hand. Fresh herbs can change the taste of a dish and add new flavors. They are also cheap to grow and a great family activity to work on together.
It can be so incredibly frustrating finding your veggies eaten down by some animal. This year, we have a few different strategies that has been incredibly effective and I wanted to share. Hopefully you will find that these work for you as well.
A twist on one of my favorites is a roasted tomato caprese salad with fresh basil.
This year we are growing a variety of tomatoes (Big Boy, Cherokee purple, Early Girl, Brandywine, Red Pear, and Roma). For this recipe, we used our Cherokee tomatoes.