Hello to all my Stone’s Throw Garden friends,
I am so excited to announce my plans for this season and beyond. After 14 years of farming my little patch of heaven here in Lebanon Township, I’ll be moving on to a larger field of heaven in Long Valley. I’m joining forces with Dr. Ron Weiss. He is the owner of a beautiful 342 acre farm that was once a portion of the Scott farm on Route 513.
Dr. Weiss envisions creating a holistic community wellness center that would include his medical practice, an organic CSA, and all manner of classes and presentations revolving around food, cooking, fitness, health, and wellness. It’s called Ethos Health, which refers to the Greek word that is used to describe the guiding beliefs or ideals that characterize a community.
Dr. Weiss will open his primary medical practice this spring on the farm. He leads his patients to health through a whole foods, plant-based diet, with remarkable success. I will farm and manage the CSA. I’ll be growing all the delicious, beautiful vegetables you are accustomed to, and many more, including some fruit. We’ll extend our growing season by weeks, thanks in part to a 30 x 100′ hoop house that will go up this spring. The vegetable growing area is a 2 and 1/2 acre plot sitting in a 15 acre field. It’s been farmed organically for the last two years. This year we will apply for organic certification. Did I mention that I’ll have a full-time assistant farmer (yippee!!)?
With some sadness and much joy, I invite you all to the Ethos Health CSA. It will be hard to let go of Stone’s Throw Garden after all these years. I hope to bring the best of it with me to Ethos Health. And for the most part, that means all of you! I’m sure you have lots of questions and there is so much more I’d like to tell you, so Dr. Weiss and I will hold an info session in early March at the farm. He’ll talk about the amazing healing power of foods and I’ll tell you all about the CSA. I’ll let you know when we finalize a date. In the meantime, have a look at the Ethos Health facebook page. www.facebook.com/MyEthosHealth