A farm includes the passion of the farmer’s heart, the interest of the farm’s customers, the biological activity in the soil, the pleasantness of the air about the farm — it’s everything touching, emanating from, and supplying that piece of landscape. A farm is virtually a living organism. ~ Joel Salatin
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT US :
To say its been a strange year is a bit of an understatement isn’t it? Everything has changed so much and so fast.
We have had some changes around the farm and have been thinking a lot about what we want it to be in the years to come. We have decided we want our farm to be more of a sustainable Homestead to provide food for us and our families. We have so enjoyed being at the market for so many years but we have a renewed focus on spending more time with and taking care of our families. We both still work full time Jobs and it is increasingly difficult to maintain a farmers market booth and day jobs while also taking care of ourselves.
Bree works as a custom window treatment design consultant for The Blind Broker, a local mom and pop shop in Mission Kansas.
Adam works for Gunilla of Sweden, a skin care company with the main ingredient being organically grown aloe.
Bree’s Mom built her retirement farm house on our property in 2019 and Adams parents just got theirs built and moved in this February. Its so awesome to have them here to be closer to them, provide food for them, help them when they need it and have a few extra hands when we need it too. Having our family together is the most important thing to us and the primary reason we moved to the country and started a farm in the first place.
That being said, that is going to be more of our focus. Spending time with our family, and creating a homestead for them to enjoy and thrive on to reward them for all the years of HARD work to raise us and provide for our futures.
We started Snikta Farm after growing a few tomatoes and some salad mix in a small raised bed garden in our back yard in Lees Summit in 2006 and it quickly morphed into a lifestyle change for us. We lived on frozen boxed meals and fast food and didn’t realize that what we were feeding our bodies was actually damaging them from the inside.
After years of multiple health issues we found that those ailments were actually caused by our diet and after just a few weeks of eating less fast food and processed foods we started seeing those problems just vanish without the use of any medications. Bree had been struggling with fluctuating Hypo and Hyper thyroid problems and one day went partially blind in one eye for half a day and decided it was time to see someone. Three different specialists urged that it be surgically removed ASAP due to its severity. Before doing any surgery we did some research and found that thyroid problems typically are an inflammatory disease and could be corrected with diet so we immediately started a 6-month anti-inflammatory diet with organic fruits, vegetables, fish, chicken, limited grass fed beef, avocado and coconut oils. NO dairy, NO wheat, NO preservatives, NO bad fats, NO fast Food, NO Boxed food. WHOLE FOOD ONLY.
In 2 weeks started felling a little better overall, in 4 weeks joint pain was gone, started loosing weight, thyroid levels in blood work was getting a bit better, head was clearer, skin was healthier, sleep was better and by 3 months the thyroid was completely normal. The Doctor said he had no idea how it happened (even though we told him what we had been doing) but said it would most likely come back in a few months.
That was over 10 years ago………
That was our “ah-ha” moment. We decided we wanted to eat as clean as possible and take better care of our bodies. When we grow it ourselves we can guarantee there is NOTHING on our food except good old mother nature. Once we started growing our own food we found that we also have a passion for self sufficiency. We strive to provide a Non-GMO, full circle environment for our farm so we are giving back to our land and not striping it of its natural goodness.
We now have a Homestead in Blairstown Missouri and are loving this adventure. We have spent the last few years learning through trial and plenty of ERRORS, lots of garden magazines, forums and conferences to learn as much as we can. And of course the support from our family and friends we have met over the years has been priceless.