MEET YOUR FARMERS
Hi! We're Mikey and Erin, and together we run Boxcar Acres, a small, organic-equivalent vegetable growing operation in Henry County, KY. We met in 2016 while Mikey was apprenticing with Field Day Family Farm in Louisville, KY and Erin worked for the farm education non-profit located on the same farm. After another apprenticeship at a vegetable farm on Vashon Island, WA in 2017, Mikey decided to return to his hometown and begin his own growing operation. Erin joined him as a full time farmer in 2020.
We have spent a lot of time looking for our forever farm! Kind of like Goldilocks, we've moved our farm 4 times in the last 4 years looking for land that is just right for our dream farming operation. Currently we are leasing land from our friends at Valley Spirit Farm in Henry County, where we grow on a little over an acre and care for a flock of egg layer hens. But, stay tuned, as we have some exciting updates on where we'll be farming next (hint: we'll still be in Henry County)!
Our farming practices follow the principles of organic farming. We do not use synthetic pesticides, fertilizers, or other chemicals on our crops, and we use best practices like crop rotation, manual pest removal, cover crop, minimal tillage, and other regenerative practices to grow food in a way that is best for people and the planet.
Our passion is growing delicious, nutritious food for our community. We truly appreciate the opportunity to be your farmers!