StarBrightFarmUs

Star Bright Farm

Baltimore, Maryland On Etsy since 2014

StarBrightFarmUs

Star Bright Farm

Baltimore, Maryland | 14 Sales

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Helen Norman

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Helen Norman

About StarBrightFarmUs

Sales 14
On Etsy since 2014

Authentic. Elemental. Lifestyle.

Our Philosophy is embedded in every product from Star Bright Farm. Whether they are from our hands or in collaboration with other local artisans, we strive for purity. Our food and body products are made with 100% natural ingredients from the land so that you can enjoy them without fear of harmful chemicals or toxins. We have a well-rounded collection of items for you, your garden and your table. We want your life to be beautiful inside and out.

Walt Whitman said it best: "We all need beauty as well as bread, places to play in where nature can heal, cheer and give strength to the body and soul alike." On our 130 acre organic farm, with weathered wood and stone structures, ponds, fields and timber, we live close to the earth where the beauty of nature and the force of the elements are on full display.

Nearly 25 years ago, we stumbled upon this crumbling, 150-year old farm in need of a family to love it. Through the thicket of brambles and falling down structures, we saw a place we would call home to raise our family. We moved in the day after our son Patrick was born, along with our 2-year old son, Peter, and 2 Jack Russell terriers.

Stone by stone, barn-by-barn, pond-by-pond, field-by-field, we have rebuilt and nurtured Star Bright Farm into a destination whose lifestyle and style have been featured in numerous national magazines.

A quarter of a century later, our eldest son Peter, has come home to Star Bright Farm with a degree from the University of Vermont in sustainable agriculture/community development, and a certification in permaculture, to commence the next chapter of the Star Bright story, which has begun in earnest with the beautiful lavender and blueberry fields.
Since soil life is the foundation to any healthy environment, we want to retain the buildup of our soil biology. This means a pathway of minimal disturbance. If you look to the soils of a Midwestern prairie or the forest floor, natural environments are filled with life that is intended to stay. Our practice of durable life stems from a selection of perennial crops, which we plant once, and tend for a lifetime. It harkens the give and take of nature, where life is rewarded to those who provide it in return. In the undisturbed space between our rows, we sow seeds of pasture, protecting the soil with a nutrient rich blanket of green and seasonal color.

FARM PRACTICES:

At Star Bright Farm, we view the practice of farming as a human creative expression, observant of the blueprint that nature provides; our goal is to foster a durable ecosystem that generates human wellbeing and regenerates environmental health.

We begin by following the description of our rolling landform to find where our planting begins. What sit down with a system of farm planning referred to as Keyline Design, where planting activity unfolds along winding rows, off contour. Here we slow the water flow down the landscape. While water collects, it flows horizontally along the winding rows and seeps into the soil where foster life in plant roots and microbiology alike.

Since soil life is the foundation to any healthy environment, we want to retain the buildup of our soil biology. This means a pathway of minimal disturbance. If you look to the soils of a Midwestern prairie or the forest floor, natural environments are filled with life that is intended to stay. Our practice of durable life stems from a selection of perennial crops, which we plant once, and tend for a lifetime. It harkens the give and take of nature, where life is rewarded to those who provide it in return. In the undisturbed space between our rows, we sow seeds of pasture, protecting the soil with a nutrient rich blanket of green and seasonal color.

Share with us, in the years to come while the farm enlivens with a diversity of life that digs deeper into the earth and spreads across the landscape

Production partners

  • PriyaMeansLove

    Baltimore, Md.

    Few of these products are made from scratch by Priya Narasimhan of Priya Means Love bodycare using a unique process, in partnership with Star Bright Farm.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 1, 2014
Welcome to Star Bright Farm and Helen Norman Photography. Star Bright Farm is located in the rolling hills of Maryland. We are a 130 acre organic vegetable farm and through the lens of renown photographer Helen Norman we offer images artfully created with either things either grown or collected here.

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
We do offer refunds if you cancel your order before it is shipped. If you receive your item and are not happy with it, you will be responsible for the return shipping. A refund will only be grated after the item is returned in good condition i.e. can not be damaged.


The 13 x19 prints are shipped in rigid flat envelopes. Please make sure you have them delivered to a place that can handle this size. We are not responsible for any loss or damage during shipping.
Payment
Orders will not be processed, printed or shipped until payment has been received.

Custom orders are subject to an additional service fee if changes are requested that exceed/differ from original details written by the customer in the order notes that will result in at least an additional 30 minutes on production time.
Shipping
We ship via USPS. We will offer tracking when available.
Additional policies and FAQs
Wholesale is available please contact us to start the ball rolling!