Using time-honored farming practices combined with a strong background in the sciences, Neil and Alix Curry have turned their forty acre farm into an agricultural jewel with several businesses that work in relationship with each other as well as the environment. The Willow Farm, embraces the motto "we grow it, we make it." From deliciously delicate Dorper Lamb meat to elegantly versatile willow products.
For the past 13 years, the Currys have been developing a beautiful flock of Dorper Sheep. Through age-old management techniques, they work with the animals' natural instinct and eating habits to create a balanced and productive ecosystem. The accordance with the sheep, highlights the natural tenderness and delicate texture of the Dorper breed.
Balancing old with new, the circle of life that is supported on the Curry's farm is the result of their action plan. In addition to sheep, you can find, ducks, geese, chickens, and vegetables. Their passion for animals, horticulture and community is evidenced in their continued and daily effort to keep their impact on local land and resources minimal by modeling businesses which grow in recognition within the community each year.
The Willow Farm has found its niche in harvesting the materials used in the willow product line by short rotation coppicing which allows for constant regrowth. The farm animals play an integral part in the production of food for the human component as well as fertilizer for the ground. They are set loose amongst the willows in winter to eat the weeds and in spring to strip the leaves from the stems, a job that would otherwise be done by employees who are far more valuable in the design and production use of the stripped canes. This constant courtship of nature in relationship with modern business approach is necessary in securing and protecting this ongoing lifestyle. A focus that the Curry's continue to endeavor to bring to a larger audience. They are proving that renewable resources combined with carefully honed practical business applications can be utilized on a creative level. They hope to continually inspire their clientele to a partnership with nature and use The Willow Farm products to create a natural relationship with places and spaces.
Using time-honored farming practices combined with a strong background in the sciences, Neil and Alix Curry have turned their forty acre farm into an agricultural jewel with several businesses that work in relationship with each other as well as the environment. The Willow Farm, embraces the motto "we grow it, we make it." From deliciously delicate Dorper Lamb meat to our elegantly versatile willow products, our commitment is to a healthy balanced community and environment.
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