Casey Ostwinch

E-mail: honeytreefarmnc@gmail.com
Brief info

“A farm includes the passion of the farmer's heart, the interest of the farm's customers, the biological activity in the soil, the pleasantness of the air about the farm -- it's everything touching, emanating from, and supplying that piece of landscape. A farm is virtually a living organism."
-Joel Salatin

I have been working with plants and trees for half of my life. I first started in landscaping while in high school and decided to stay in the field upon graduating and went to a horticulture/landscape design program in college. I spent 10 years working in the field and in tree nurseries and absolutely loved it. I then got in to tree work and became a certified arborist and did that work for 3 years. During these years of landscape and tree work I also served in the Air National Guard as a heavy equipment operator. My wife Tori and I have always been in to gardening, beekeeping, and raising chickens. Our evening and weekend hobbies quickly turned in to a passion and we spent hours learning about sustainable farming as well as implementing those ideas on our homestead. We ended up with an opportunity that would allow us to farm (market garden) full time. We took that opportunity and spent a season fully immersed in market gardening. After a season we decided this is something we would want to do full time in a business of our own and invested some of our savings in to getting our farm going. And here we are!