Small Homestead, Delicious Food, Big Impact!
Producing on a small acreage, Wild Oak Homestead grows nutritious and tasty salad greens, assorted vegetables, mushrooms, herbs and teas. Always feeding the soil more than taking, and carefully selecting seeds are some of the fine details that go into the farm plan. Many of the farm’s vegetables go into making bubbly living ferments that are good for your taste buds and your gut health. With mountains of passion, Wild Oak Homestead works towards experimenting and finding more resilient growing methods for home and homesteading gardners.
About the Homesteaders
Sarah is a first generation grower that has learned through hands-on experimentation, working with nature, and absorbing information from books, internships, courses and other organic growers. Sarah’s background is in visual arts, education and community work. She has a passion for getting her hands dirty growing vegetables and loves the nuances of cultivating mushrooms.
Michael’s is also a first generation grower, drawn to homesteading by his passion for sustainable living. His background is in architectural design and building science and he uses this skill to help design the different farm buildings and infrastructure. He is always dreaming up new ideas to make the homestead more sustainable and resilient.
When Michael and Sarah aren’t working they enjoy the outdoors and being amongst nature. They can be found canoeing, camping on rocky islands, and hiking mountain trails on their days off.
Wild Oak Homestead was named after the beautiful red and white oaks found in the forest beside the off-grid home built by Sarah and Micihael. The couple knew they had found something special when they stumbled over this beautiful piece of land only minutes away from the cozy and artistic town of Almonte. Although the hard clay soils and short growing season would deter some, their roots down in the community told them another story.