2019

Going into year 5, and we can hardly believe it. Watching our farm grow and change is a lot like parenting: the days are long, but the years are short. It’s really something to look back on pictures of previous years and see how far we’ve come. The hard day-to-day labor can be intense at…

2017 Community Supported Agriculture

We had a great time talking with community members about our CSA on Friday, February 24th at the Rowan County Arts Center. It was a pleasure to share our passion about food with everyone. A huge thank you to all who attended and made that evening possible. We love our community. If you would like…

Happenings in 2016

First of all, thanks to each and every one of you for your support. This year is off to an awesome busy start under our new farm name. We are currently in the rush of sugaring season, boiling our sap down into maple syrup: Keeping up with the wood demand for the boiling process: Looking at…

Richardson Family Farm to Forgotten Foods Farm

Why change our name? When we started the farm nearly a year ago, it was almost on a whim. Although it was something we had both dreamed about and often talked about, we hadn’t actually planned to do it until the day we started it. We chose Richardson Family Farm because it made sense. Our…

“Locally and Lovingly Made”

The Morehead News published an article about our farm today, and we couldn’t be more proud. We were featured in a series about local small businesses called, “Locally and Lovingly Made.” What an accurate title. It sums up so much of what we strive for. Everything we sell is 100% grown and produced by us…

Busy as Our Bees!

Since the weather has been nice, we have been hard at work. Plowing, planting, weeding, picking, processing, selling, repeat over and over. We planted our fields once the rains slowed down, and they certainly grew! We have waist high corn and green tomatoes galore. It is so fun to see everything we’ve planted taking off…

Kentucky Proud AND Appalachia Proud!

As most of you may know, we received Kentucky Proud and Appalachia Proud status for our farm. We are very excited to be a part of this program. If you haven’t heard of it, Kentucky Proud is a program that promotes locally grown and locally produced products from right here in the Bluegrass state. As…

Mushroom Logs and Weather

Recently, we spent many days inoculating logs to grow shiitake and oyster mushrooms. It was a lot of hard work, especially for Channing who had to harvest the logs from the woods on our farm. For the shiitake mushrooms, he primarily cut sugar maple and white oak logs, and for the oyster tulip poplar logs….

Hickory Bark Syrup (Hickory Syrup)

Hickory bark syrup is syrup made from the bark of a shag bark hickory tree. It can be used for meat glaze, cocktails, and as a sweetener. It has a smokey and complex flavor that is nothing at all like maple syrup, and it is made through a very different process.

This Weather!

This weekend felt like spring! What a nice break from the twenty degree weather. We are excited. The kids got to play outside, which means they have actually been sleeping well (so we have too), and we got to get our hands dirty. We (by we I mean Channing) unloaded a trailer full of mulch…