This Year we delivered fresh ramps to Stores, restaurants and to your home
But now the 2018 season for Demeter certified Biodynamic® ramps from Yellow Barn is over
When we bought our farm we began stewarding the land — and that included 5 acres of wild ramps. Within a few years our ramps were Demeter Certified-Biodynamic, classified as a wild foraged crop.
Every year we've increased the volume of ramps, a combination of the biodynamic preps and our evolving foraging experience.
So much so that this year our ramps were reclassified from wild foraged to a regenerative managed crop — good for the soil, the wild crop, and the diverse woodland environment.
The season for ramps is short and sweet. Can't wait for 2019.
Small batch = outstanding taste, heirloom seeds, 100 year old orchards, hand crafted finished goods. These are the hallmarks of small batch foods.
At Yellow Barn our Small Batch Thinking creates a market for small farmers and growers. Small batch creates an opportunity for you to discover an item from the hills of Eastern Oklahoma even though you live in NYC. Small batch enables farmers to plant and grow and nurture outside the GMO and toxic chemical box big agriculture depends upon for its success.
Small batch thinking
Farming locally means limits. Crops are seasonal, after all. And not limitless.
Small farmers grow a lot of food, often with a diverse crop offering and sometimes in very limited amounts. That makes for small batch products.
And it’s hard to sell small batches, because stores like to be assured of delivery consistency. This make perfect sense, since they want to stock their shelves, and not disappoint their customers. That’s why for many stores it’s not worth carrying small batch, especially if it’s only going to be available for a month.
Right now there are venues for this kind of food product. CSAs. Farmers’ Markets. Small stores focused on local offerings. And, of course, the Internet.
YellowBarnfood.com acts as the online hub to help you sell and market your small batch products as well as ours.
If you are a small farmer wanting to sell your small batch foods, contact us.
FARMER WITH SMALL BATCH FOOD PRODUCT TO SELL?
If you have a food product that you make and need a way to sell it, we're interested in helping you. Fill out the form below,
We want and prefer Demeter Certified Biodynamic foods.
We recognize that even for farmers using the most sustainable practices, there may be a need for a transition period. So here are the parameters you need to have to start our discussions.
If you are not biodynamic, we will talk to you why biodynamic is a good way to farm. We want you to be a part of our mission: one million Biodynamic acres in the U.S.
Fill out the form below.