To the Farm
First stop was Kasamatsu Farms, which really has to be seen to be believed. Built almost entirely by hand and in extremely DIY fashion, Kasamatsu’s plots, houses, and integrated infrastructure are almost miraculous. That they’ve managed to pull all that off more or less by themselves is inspirational to say the least.
I’ve been around the farm before, but our client is interested in permaculture, baking, and sustainability related topics, so Byron took us around. Being winter, there wasn’t much growing, but they do have a green house with kale, lettuce, and other leafy greens that they keep going year round.
They’ve also got something like 100 chickens, which is a large number of chickens, and they lay a large number of delicious, organic eggs. These are available on their website, and I highly recommend making them your go-to source of organic produce.
We also toured the farm house, which is much more complete than I last saw it in August. The 2nd floor still hasn’t been installed, so you’re still walking on top of slats, but the walls are done, and the roofing is getting there. Byron even started installing copper panelling to have it naturally rust and get that nice green patina everyone so likes. Such creativity!