Welcome Shelley & Brant Moffitt

Kolb Homestead

3306 N. State Road 65

Patoka, Indiana 47666

August 10, 2014

 

For immediate release

 

Kolb Homestead Announces New Farm Family – Shelley & Brant Moffitt

 

Kolb Homestead is pleased to announce that we have a new farm family at the homestead on State Rd 65 five miles north of Princeton, Indiana.  Shelly and Brant Moffitt have recently joined us.  They have four children, Trent five years, Trinity four years, Westley 2 years and Willow 9 months.  We are excited to have this new farm family on board.

 

Brant and family have recently returned from an Air Force stint in Germany.  After seven years of military life, they are ready for more stability.  Brant grew up in on a farm in Colorado.  He has experience with livestock and some vegetable experience.   He is highly skilled in heavy equipment operation and maintenance as well as plumbing and irrigation.  As part of Brant’s preparation for life on the farm, he recently completed the Permaculture Design Course and received his International Certificate.

 

Shelley has her hands full with the children.  She is focused on healthy organic food preparation as well as baking.   She is interested in herbs and essential oils as well as the hospitality industry.  She will be responsible for our social media and marketing activities and community building.   Establishing the CSA and soliciting members for next growing season will be a primary focus.  Additionally, we are establishing a small farm market on site for retail vegetable sales.

 

Kolb Homestead has recently contracted with Patterns for Abundance a leading permaculture design firm run by Peter Bane and Keith Johnson to prepare a master permaculture plan for the entire homestead property.  This plan will lay the groundwork for implementation by Brant along with the Orr family.   There is lots of work to be done including erosion control and pasture and fencing upgrading in the short run.  Longer term, we would like to build a showcase for sustainable farming in the Midwest with educational opportunities and potentially a bed & breakfast.  Chef Daniel Orr at FARMbloomington will continue to utilize Kolb Homestead produce at his restaurant.  In addition, we are always seeking other local vendors and restaurants to purchase our produce.

 

Please contact us about participating in our CSA program via FACEBOOK or email.   Please welcome the Moffitts to the Princeton and Southern Indiana community.

 

Contacts and sources for additional information:

www.kolbhomestead.com or Kolb Homestead on FACEBOOK

 

Mary Lu Orr, 812-342-6015 or cell 812-343-8814, mlntorr@comcast.net, David Orr 713-256-4895, davidporr@yahoo.com,  Chef Daniel Orr, 812-344-4020, kitchdorr@aol.com

 

Brant & Shelley Moffitt, 812-270-1533, kolbhomestead@gmail.com

 

Patterns for Abundance – Peter Bane and Keith Johnson, 812-335-0383, 5421 E. King’s Rd, Bloomington, IN 47408 http://www.permacultureactivist.net/design/Designconsult.html

 

You can help – eat local, buy local, support local farmers, join a CSA, volunteer

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