Local Agriculture & Farming
Local agriculture sustains vibrant communities. That’s why we’ve incorporated farmland on the Red Barn campus. Our team of agricultural experts will produce crops and raise animals without relying on chemical pesticides, synthetic fertilizers or practices that degrade the soil, water or other natural resources. By growing a variety of plants and using techniques like crop rotation and pasture-based livestock husbandry, our urban farm is a sustainably managed ecosystem.
Farm Fresh Produce
Ingredients Sourced Onsite
Red Barn residents will reap the benefits of farm fresh ingredients just steps from their front door. We're growing and selling baby mustard and green onions, hot peppers and basil, and the list goes on.
Rotational Farming & Grazing
Rotational grazing involves moving livestock to different pastures to prevent overgrazing and encourage grass growth. Crop rotation includes growing different crops in the same area for sequenced seasons to increase soil fertility and reduce erosion. Sustainable farming techniques like these promote animal welfare and protect the environment—causes near and dear to our hearts. It’s why we’ll be moving goats and chickens as well as garlic and other crops around the Red Barn property year after year.
On-Site Produce, Fruit Crops & Flowers
Living at Red Barn means you have direct access to locally grown produce. How’s that for closing the farm-to-table gap? We’re planting blueberries and heirloom tomatoes, arugula, carrots, cauliflower, cucumber and broccoli as well as many other farm fresh fruits and veggies.
Pollinator-Oriented Honeybee Apiary
One out of every three bites of food we eat is a result of pollinators like honey bees. Honey is among the tastiest delivery systems for vitamins, enzymes and antioxidants. Bees are so important to sustainable agriculture that we’ve decided to keep an observation hive in the actual red barn for educational purposes.