5902 Parina Rd
Vendor Since: 2018
Willow Branch Farm got its name from the Willow Branch tributary of the Licking River that runs along its border, with the other border marked by the North Fork of the Licking. The farm is made up of almost 200 acres of rolling pastures, bottomland, and woods.
Prior to our acquisition of the farm in 2015, much of the land was leased out for tobacco farming and cattle. There was very little infrastructure in place. Much of that first year was spent building the necessary infrastructure, including fencing, pasture renovation, housing for both animals and people, and the start of what is now a separate building for cleaning and refrigeration of vegetables and fruit.
While that work continues, we have also been able to establish our herd of pasture-raised low line Angus cattle, a flock of free range egg laying chickens, mobile housing for meat chickens, several acres of vegetables and fruit, a hop yard, and 20 beehives. We’ve built this all with the goal of sustainability and harmony with the environment. We use organic methods as much as possible and are working with state and federal grants to help preserve highly erodible land and establish plots of native plants for pollinators.
It is our belief that these methods will help us to provide you the healthiest possible products directly from our farm. You can currently purchase our products at Findlay Market, Delhi Farmer’s Market, Montgomery Farmers Marker, or directly from us. We keep our Facebook page updated with the latest on availability of chicken, eggs, and vegetables. Our next beef will be ready for sale in May.
On our farm we make plans, but it is ultimately Mother Nature who calls the shots. Each year brings us more lessons. In that same spirit, we’d love to hear from you if you have any questions, or if there is something you’re looking for that you think we can provide. We are always looking forward to what the next season has in store.
Products We Sell:
Pasture raised eggs, chicken, & beef, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, lettuce, herbs, brussel sprouts, eggplant, beets, potatoes, tomatoes, squash, and corn.
We use sustainable growing practices in our fields. We use green manure and supplement with conventional fertilizer if necessary. We use OMRI approved sprays when necessary for pests and diseases. Our livestock are mostly grassfed; we supplement with non-GMO feed when necessary. We eat what we grow.