Fullers Overlook Farm is dedicated to be an exemplary working landscape, founded on principals of ecological preservation and stewardship, resilient and restorative agricultural production and cultural preservation – implemented through thoughtful design initiatives.
Our Growing Practices
The focus of Fullers Overlook Farm is to produce market-garden produce, pasture-raised and organically-fed livestock, mushrooms, wild-crafted goods, herbs, teas and cut flowers. The Farm is committed to stewarding the land in the production of these goods through a regenerative philosophy and practice. While regenerative agriculture is an old concept, the modern developments are still being identified and defined. We view it as farming principles and practices that increase biodiversity, build and enrich soil, improve watersheds, enhance ecosystem services, as well as grow the agricultural social capital of the farmer and their connection to the community. By capturing carbon in soil and biomass, the farm aims to have a net positive impact on the climate change. These practices include intensive cover cropping, reduced tillage, pasture-based livestock husbandry, and contributing to the local food economy.
What We Produce
By intensively cover cropping, reducing tillage and pasture-based livestock husbandry, we are capturing carbon in the soil, aiming to have a net positive impact on climate change. These practices also nourish diverse soil ecology, creating ideal conditions for growing vegetables and helping to build a healthy community of eaters with access to delicious food.
We raise all of our animals on pasture moved frequently, allowing our hogs and poultry to exhibit their natural tendencies in woodlots and pastures. By rotating livestock in living ecosystems, we are producing healthier animals, regenerating soils, preserving the health of local waterways, and providing healthier food.
Flowers, Teas, and Herbs
Growing a wide range of plants, including cut flowers and herbs, is important to Fullers Overlook Farm not just for flavor and beauty but also to add diversity. The extra flowers and herbs act as insectaries for beneficial insects helping to keep vegetable pest populations low.
Each year we harvest damaged trees in the forest, thinning the stand to leave room for healthy trees to flourish in the forest. These trees are used to grow shiitake mushrooms, speeding the decomposition of the cut tree, helping to return it to soil in the forest.