MeadowviewFarmKY

Vintage, reclaimed, recycled + farm grown

Crestwood, Kentucky On Etsy since 2015

MeadowviewFarmKY

Vintage, reclaimed, recycled + farm grown

Crestwood, Kentucky | 52 Sales

Announcement    COVID-19 Returns Policy - During this declared emergency we are suspending our returns policy and instead all sales are final. We have taken this step to insure the safety of ourselves and customers.

Furthermore, we are preparing shipments while using N95 masks and gloves. As a cancer survivor myself I have been in self isolation but periodically find it necessary to go to essential services such as the grocery store where I use my N95 mask and gloves. I want to ensure my safety, my families safety and the safety of our customers during this outbreak.

We are a small sustainable farm focused on promoting rare, heirloom seed varieties; flavorful, nutritional dense fruits and vegetables; diverting farm waste by reclaiming, recycling, re-purposing and up-cycling it into beautiful functional art and useful home decor. Vintage children's items, clothing, home decor, and other home accessories are from my collection which have been passed down for three generations and with my mother's permission I have begun to offer them to individuals who will love and care for them as much as we have. I simply can't keep everything. After repeated weather events over the past few years resulting in complete crop loss of Tuscarora flour corn we are happy to say that the 2019 harvest is underway and we will have seed available.

Announcement

Last updated on May 3, 2020

COVID-19 Returns Policy - During this declared emergency we are suspending our returns policy and instead all sales are final. We have taken this step to insure the safety of ourselves and customers.

Furthermore, we are preparing shipments while using N95 masks and gloves. As a cancer survivor myself I have been in self isolation but periodically find it necessary to go to essential services such as the grocery store where I use my N95 mask and gloves. I want to ensure my safety, my families safety and the safety of our customers during this outbreak.

We are a small sustainable farm focused on promoting rare, heirloom seed varieties; flavorful, nutritional dense fruits and vegetables; diverting farm waste by reclaiming, recycling, re-purposing and up-cycling it into beautiful functional art and useful home decor. Vintage children's items, clothing, home decor, and other home accessories are from my collection which have been passed down for three generations and with my mother's permission I have begun to offer them to individuals who will love and care for them as much as we have. I simply can't keep everything. After repeated weather events over the past few years resulting in complete crop loss of Tuscarora flour corn we are happy to say that the 2019 harvest is underway and we will have seed available.

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About MeadowviewFarmKY

Sales 52
On Etsy since 2015

About Us

Establishment

The property consists of 5.125 acres and was purchased in October of 1998. It has undergone a complete metamorphosis with the establishment of food production gardens and the implementation of wildlife habitat restoration. We keep mechanization to a minimum and use a walk behind lawn mower to maintain walking paths or keep invasive plants in check, a string trimmer to groom garden beds and a rototiller to establish new garden beds, revitalize an existing one or control pest populations. After completing treatment for aggressive breast cancer in 2005 - 2006 I determined it was my good eating habits and using much of my own food that prevented any lymph node infiltration so in 2007 I started selling my excess production at my local farmers' market. I focus on heirlooms for history, flavor and genetic diversity.

Habitat Gardens

o Wildlife habitat restoration of property begun spring of 2003.
o Repopulating the land with Kentucky native plants to provide food and shelter for
wildlife.
o Allowing natives found naturally on the property to grow and expand their presence.
o Provide a chemical free environment for wildlife.
o Educate homeowners about the use of native plants for home scale gardening and
habitat restoration.

Philosophy

We believe in living closer to the land. We advocate and practice sustainable production methods by utilizing native plantings as predator habitat to eliminate the need for chemical applications. We specialize in heirlooms such as rare black popcorn; very rare Native American flour corn and dried beans; value added jams, jellies and baked goods made from heirloom vegetables and ground corn flour or cornmeal. We plan for a mix of native plantings for beauty and wildlife support alongside the cultivated production gardens. We continually improve our soil by the addition of organic materials and minimum use of tillage equipment. Our only use of chemicals is for the control of invasive plants that were brought on to the property by previous owners. All garden production is done by hand in addition to harvesting, processing and packaging.

Production Gardens

o Baked goods made from corn flour, cornmeal and heirloom vegetables and herbs.
o High tunnel and low tunnel gardening for four-season food production.
o Chesnok Red of hand crafted garlic.
o 3 varieties of Native American corn ground on site.
o 6 varieties of heirloom dried beans.
o Heirloom vegetables.
o Wild crafted items made from fresh and dried plant material grown on property.
o Plants - Kentucky natives, cultivars, herbs, succulents and vegetables.
o Vegetable seed.
o Up cycling building demolition debris; new construction materials; high tunnel plastic;
left over paints and stains; projects started and scrapped and all other bits and pieces
that would otherwise end up in the local landfill and re-purpose them into something
functional and beautiful.

Sustainability

Everything taken off the land is put back by use of composting. Grass clippings and straw are effective mulch and greatly reduce the need for weeding while providing soil stability through temperature and moisture moderation and pest deterrence. All plant material benefits from the use of mulch by adding organic matter back into the soil.

Packaging

After reading a little book called "50 Simple Things You Can Do For The Planet" in the early 1990's I have been on a mission to reduce our impact on the environment and since that time have spent a great deal of time researching how to live a more balanced and environmentally friendly life. To that end I find packaging a great dilemma so since we already have a substantial amount of packaging available from farm purchases we reuse that as often as we can in addition to new packaging purchases. All boxes that cannot be reused are used as weed block or recycled. Furthermore, we shred all paper and use as packaging fill and again if it cannot be used fast enough we incorporate it back into the soil directly or through composting. The only garbage we generate are items that are truly garbage and cannot be reused, recycled or re-purposed. Since 1/3 of the garbage generated is packaging alone I keep packaging to a minimum and provide reusable or recyclable packaging as much as possible.

Shop members

  • Lori L. Belling

    Owner, Designer | Development, Maker

  • Craig M. Belling

    Development/Construction, Maker

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