Keisha

The Farm Virgin

Warren

Still needs a nickname

JT

Bugs

A.B.

The Chick Magnet

Zach

The Young Kaldi

Keisha aka “The Farm Virgin”

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Warren

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JT aka “Bugs”

My job is the angora rabbits. I take care of our fiber rabbits and am responsible for their growth and the maintenance of their fiber growth and harvesting. It is important because fiber is a new path we are pursuing. It is versatile in what we can spin it into and what we can sell. I also do a lot of physical construction and labor.

A.B. aka “The Chick Magnet”

My job on the farm is to take care of the poultry, dogs, help build infrastructure, host guests, and help at market. There is always something to do on the farm; there’s ever a dull day. Farming is hard work, but it is worth it at the end of the day when you’re able to eat homegrown food and share products with the community.

Zach aka “Young Kaldi”

My job is to take care of the ruminants, which include goats and horses. I also take care of the dogs. My job on the farm is important, because I help feed my family and other people.

Our Vision

Growing a vibrant and inclusive community by providing fun and informative programs on and off the farm, cultivating goodwill and understanding between people across difference through education, hospitality, and play. To become a thriving hub for multicultural and ancestral agrarian arts, land-based education, and sustainable growth.

Our Community

FOR COMMUNITY, WITH COMMUNITY

We are incredibly grateful for the many friends, advisors, and community partners who support our efforts to care for people and the world we live in.
Together, we start with a truth and love – for people, place, and an acknowledgement that history and heritage combine to shape our individual stories, perspectives, and experiences. Out of this passion, we work to strengthen and heal our community, creating meaningful change for one and all.

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How We Grow

To operate a sustainable agri-business, providing local communities with quality food, food-based education, and support for an equitable food system.

Cultivating a vibrant and inclusive community by providing fun and informative programs on and off the farm.

High Hog Farm is a small, sustainable farm located in Grayson, GA. The farm is a space to cultivate connection with the land, food, and community. Our commitment is to nurture whole people and build relationships which honor the earth, self, and one another through skill-sharing, cooperation and collaboration. We activate agriculture and foodways practices as tools to uplift, reflect, honor, and celebrate the dynamic ways identity, culture and geographies are represented in our community. Today, our farm’s evolving ecosystem provides local communities with quality food, food- and land-based education, and support for an equitable food system. We are all about cultivating the land, people, and goodwill, and we’re glad you’re here. With the help of family, friends, and folks just like you, we offer space for creativity, growth, reflection, and play, by exploring the spaces between food, farm, culture, and community. 

Values & Guiding Principles

As the old adage goes, there’s no culture without agriculture. Since the very beginning, the way we have gathered and produced our food has been directly linked to the way people organize and express themselves within society. Until much of recent history, societies have maintained an intimate connection to the land, drawing sustenance from it and the food systems they rely upon. Today’s trends toward sustainable agriculture are a continuation (and a necessary return) of times past. The ability to apply natural resources and modern technologies to ancestral wisdom and skills, offers us limitless potential and opportunity to build a healthy, secure tomorrow – for all peoples. On our farm, we consider how this shows up for us in the four following ways:

Living our best life, in sync with the seasons, connected to the land.

By placing a high value on land-based work and arts, we grow together to remember and reimagine our relationship with land, food, and one another as pathways for healing and growth. As a family, we practice love as an ethic of freedom, and believe that each of us are able to serve our community as positive agents of change, never forgetting that justice is what love looks like in public.

  • We uphold the point of view of abundance and overflow, rather than scarcity and lack
  • We collaborate with and extend hospitality to those around us who are also interested in creating spaces of land-based living, work, education, and arts
  • We value honesty, respect, and integrity, and foster space for self-directed learning
  • We believe in open communication to resolve disagreements

Through these values and hard work, we cultivate community. We honor the dignity and rights of all people to access healthy food, and we cultivate healthy relationships between earth, self, and one another – infusing the philosophy of ubuntu throughout all we do.

As farmers we seek to be integral and active members of our community.

We believe in supporting local food sovereignty and uplifting people’s humanity through our connections to food, land and culture. Community Supported Agriculture empowers communities. We seek to organize our farm in such a way that we can support low and restricted income people easily access healthy, local food.

Intergenerational relationships and skill sharing is essential to the health and viability of a community.

While working together as a family, we honor the knowledge of our ancestors and elders, learning from their communities’ histories. We work to uplift their voices and stories, and to learn from them as they teach us how to best do our work. We are committed to building a community based on the principles of: belonging, collective resilience, interdependence, and self-determination. These principles allow us to provide good food to all, including the most vulnerable among us. Farming and sharing our harvests with family, friends and neighbors strengthens our universal bonds. It breaks down barriers, connects our humanity and pushes us to become better versions of ourselves.

Agriculture and culinary practices reflect the identity of cultures and regions all around the world.

The need to feed and sustain ourselves is becoming more important than ever; a local diet, made available to everyone, is the best insurance for health and security. For environmental reasons we believe that it is imperative that local communities learn how to feed themselves by using their local and regional sources. Although short-term economics might make it cheaper to ship perishable produce across the country, we believe that in the long-term our planet and our communities will be healthier if they are able to rely on themselves for the majority of their food needs. We also know that locally grown food is fresher, more nourishing, and tastes better!

Supporting agricultural markets & infrastructures enable small farms to thrive.

By building a network of support with regional growers/producers, we strive to buy our farm’s supplies and services from local vendors whenever possible, and this investment helps stimulate our local food economy. We are also intentional about supporting the next generation of farmers by sharing and developing farming skills among apprentices, volunteers, and future farmers.

Work to make a living without killing yourself working

We balance work and life on the farm, using technology, efficient tools, and processes to support, rather than replace, the quality and timing of natural systems. We aim to operate a profitable, multi-faceted agri-business which allows us to fully pursue debt free, resourceful living – creating a comfortable and financially flexible lifestyle allowing for down time and travel while exploring additional opportunities and creative pursuits.

We honor age old, sustainable farming traditions

As students of agroecology, ancestral and indigenous foodways, we’ve chosen to produce food and fibers naturally, without harmful chemicals or pesticides. From the soil up, we maintain a healthy farm, integrating animals into our evolving ecosystem. We believe that with patience, care, and wisdom, the land is able to provide all that we need for us and for future generations.