At Barnabas Landing we believe that wholehearted restoration often happens as we gather around the dining table. Scripture ends in a feast, but it starts in a garden. We figure as much of our food as possible should start there too. If you wander over to the west side of the property you’ll find a large vegetable plot, a greenhouse full of tomatoes, a smattering of animals with various degrees of usefulness, and a few farmers a little too eager to take a break from their work to chat about food and faith.
Most of what we grow ends up in the dining room. We’re talking fresh farm eggs and bacon raised right here, cured right here, and smoked right here over apple wood from our orchard trimmings. Juicy cherry tomatoes straight off the vine in the greenhouse with some fresh basil from the herb garden. Hearty roasted butternut squash soup on a crisp autumn day.
In the Spring and Summer we sell extra produce (and fresh baked goods) to our neighbours here on Keats; you can find out all about that at: www.barnabasmarket.com. And when the farm season slows down we keep ourselves busy making preserves, candles, soaps and whatever fun things we can scheme up. You can find them for sale in our summer General Store and the year-round Station Goods store (opening Fall 2021).
Christoph and Kim Sanz are our full-time farmers at Barnabas Landing. They are passionate about seeing things (and people!) flourish, and are always ready to greet visitors to the farm and explain what is growing in the greenhouse, or what the pigs are enjoying for their lunch. In addition to harvesting roughly 67 varieties of tomatoes among lots of other produce, they love to work with the Barnabas kitchen staff with menu planning so that our guests can enjoy the best possible culinary experience each and every day.