Innisfree’s farm work station began with the arrival of our new farmers, Peter and Debra Traverse. Its initial focus has been animal husbandry. A small herd of cows provides beef for Innisfree’s residential houses, and more than 300 chickens produce eggs for Innisfree’s free-range egg business. (For information about buying eggs, email [email protected])
Innisfree’s residents (coworkers) and volunteer caregivers are an integral part of the farm workstation. They help feed the farm animals, gather and wash eggs, and collect hay. The workstation also hand-processes wool from our flock of around 30 sheep to produce skeins of yarn available at Innisfree events.
The farm has a grand vision of expanding its operations and creating an environmentally sound farm that meets the widely accepted definition of sustainability of the United Nations’ World Commission on Environment and Development: “Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”