MeadowviewFarmKY

Vintage, reclaimed, recycled + farm grown

Crestwood, Kentucky · 43 Sales

MeadowviewFarmKY

Vintage, reclaimed, recycled + farm grown

Crestwood, Kentucky 43 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars
(5)

Announcement   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 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.

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 23, 2018

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 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.

Lori Belling

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Lori Belling

Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
(5)
Jeannie Klein

Jeannie Klein on Feb 24, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Quickly shipped and arrived in recycled packaging (great to see something environmentally friendly instead of the usual plastic!). Even sent a nice brochure about their farm and recipes to use the garlic with! Garlic tastes great and seems very fresh. I would highly recommend this shop!

dawn delucia

dawn delucia on Jul 20, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Excellent. I highly recommend them. Great communication, fast delivery, and amazing freshness.

hmkiese

hmkiese on Jul 14, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Love it! Excellent condition, great vintage pattern of colors, pretty rare these days. Seller took great care.

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About

About Us

Establishment

The property consists of 5 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

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

Baked goods made from corn flour, cornmeal and heirloom vegetables and herbs.
High tunnel and low tunnel gardening for four-season food production.
6 varieties of hand crafted garlic.
3 varieties of Native American corn ground on site.
1 variety of popcorn.
6 varieties of heirloom dried beans.
Heirloom vegetables.
Wild crafted items made from fresh and dried plant material grown on property.
Plants - Kentucky natives, cultivars, herbs, succulents and vegetables.
Vegetable seed.
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 useful 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 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

  • Craig M. Belling

    Development/Construction, Maker

Local

Find MeadowviewFarmKY at the following upcoming market!

  • Covington Farmers Market
    Farmer's Market @ Roebling Square
    Park Street
    COVINGTON, KY

    May 5–Oct 27

    We are attending the Covington Farmers Market this year and will be set up each Saturday morning at Roebling Point (3rd Street & Court Street), Covington, Kentucky. Come out and say hi and look for details as they become available each Saturday about current offerings and happenings at the market. The long winter's nap is over, and Covington Farmers Market is excited to be in our outdoor location at 3rd and Court Streets at Roebling Point! It's our 1st Saturday, and that means our Farm to Bar series, where we invite a local brewer and distiller to come vend their delicious wares, talk about their link in Kentucky's agricultural heritage, and you know, make us all feel good...This week, we're hosting Second Sight Spirits and Wooden Cask Brewing Company. Say hi to our friends at these excellent businesses, and taste a couple.

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