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Welcome to Elk Meadow Farm & Nursery!
Elk Meadow Farm & Nursery is located 3 miles outside Deary, Idaho and 20.5 miles from Moscow, Idaho (that’s in the USA) in Latah County (off Pleasant Hill Road, off Gun Club Road, off Hwy 8) on 40 acres of mostly forested land. We hope you will enjoy the beautiful images of some of our pristine gardens.
The meditation path was new at Elk Meadow Farm in 2011. I was cleaning up the backyard and as things go I received a brainstorm. We had all these extra plants because spring really was BAD (wet). We had started more than 23,000 plants from seed and plugs and hadn’t sold all of them. As responsible farmer/caretakers we felt obligated to those plants. After all, we brought them into this world! We filled the path with wood shavings given to us by our local “bowl turners”… wood turning/carving artisans, who sell their wares at the Moscow Farmer’s Market. I actually did make some time to sit on the little bench to the right of the path. More pictures later. Denice
Elk Meadow Farm & Nursery grows:
and offers for sale, a wide variety of potted vegetable, herb, flower and shrub plant starts each spring. In addition, we offer a wide variety of fresh vegetables, fruits, culinary and medicinal herbs, cut and potted flowers, custom-grown bedding plants, potted trees and shrubs throughout the growing season.
We use earth-friendly Findhorn, Coleman and Permaculture agricultural methods and practices. These methods and practices are about using sustainable, chemical-free, organic soil improvements and treatments leading to healthy farm and forest ecology long term. We love tending to pampered/happy critters, earning a sustainable livelihood from our 40 acres of responsibly managed land as we teach others to do the same. We love teaching and sharing our talents and growing methods. We love gardening and farming as an outlet for our creative expression. One of our goals is to provide a diverse array of fresh organic produce nearly year-round
During our first year in production (2009) at Elk Meadow Farm we grew plants and produce for our local farmer’s markets. We manned our booth at the Moscow Food Co-op Tuesday Grower’s Market and every Saturday for 24 weeks at the Moscow Farmer’s Market. THAT was exhausting! In 2010 we cut back to just the Moscow Farmer’s Market but even that was tough for us. In addition to grading and planting an orchard, we had so many plants to take care of because the spring weather was so “wonderfully” wet we struggled (as farmers often do) to keep up. In the winter months we recuperate to do it all over again the next year.
U-Pick Farm Memberships: For the 2012 growing season (and beyond..) we are offering a limited number of U-Pick Farm memberships. We want to build a community and an extended family who want to come explore and enjoy the farm experience and help us grow. For more information click on farm memberships .
As usual, we’re excited for May and June when our first crops will planted. There were no gardens here when we moved in. The Batik irises were the first crop we planted. We’ve expanded that bed/growing area to circle most of the way around our home-base (our home and Dr. Denice’s online business.)
Elk Meadow Farm & Nursery Links to the good stuff!:
Contact Us: Email is best for us:
- 1069 Elk Meadow Lane Deary, ID 83823 USA (208) 669-0908 or (208) 877-1222