Brown Bottle Farmstead
Our Farm is Certified Naturally Grown(CNG) as of 2017.
Certified Naturally Grown (CNG) offers peer-review certification to farmers and beekeepers producing food for their local communities by working in harmony with nature, without relying on synthetic chemicals or GMOs.
Our standards are based on the highest ideals of the organic movement. Our approach is based on transparency, direct relationships and a firm belief in our ability to create something uniquely valuable by working together.
Our mission is to support our members by promoting sustainable agriculture through peer-review certification, grassroots networking, and advocacy.
to learn more about what a CNG farm is check out their website : Certified Naturally Grown
We believe the small community farm can provide more than just healthful, remarkable food. It can empower community members to try new things, provide educational opportunities about health and food, and offer a space for possitive interaction.
Anna Wilson and Ryan Falk are the primary homesteaders on Brown Bottle Farm. They've studied Herbalism, Mycology(the study of Mushrooms), Farming, and homesteading hand in hand, lovingly, for over 6 years.
Anna Wilson Specializes in the preservation and processing of herbs and produce into shelf stable goods. Those goods include salves, hydrosols, preserves, jams, jellies, pickled goods, and whatever the season brings. She is also a fifth generation agriculturalist. Although her family background is in cattle she has adapted her own methods of land stewardship through plants.
Ryan Falk has focused his education on learning holistic and ethical farming practices. He enjoys the peace and beauty of farming, and the reward of growing food for his community. He is passionate about integrating permaculture into his daily life from mushroom restoration, to rain water collection. His view for the farm extends beyond making a living; he's making a lifestyle.
Bud Wilson is a musician and artist residing on property. He is the well known front man and writer for the Portland based band Aan. Here on the farm Bud is the go to guy with a chainsaw, or a hammer. His optimism to work in the field during his available time is paramount to the success of BBF and we couldn't be more thankful to have him on our team.
INCENSE AND HERBALISM
Phlox & Figwort llc resides at Brown Bottle Farm and is also a project contributed to by the farmers. Ryan and Anna consider incense making a huge part of their connection to plants and farming. Our intention with Phlox & Figwort is to provide ritual tools to enhance spiritual growth and connection to the plants all around us. We make cone incense without the use of artificial scents, colors, or chemicals, and all our cones are rolled by hand. They have been making incense since 2013.You can also see what we have available online: ETSY STORE