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Nectar Hills Farm NECTAR HILLS FARM

started in 2002 when Dave and Sonia bought 239 acres with a charming stone house and an incredible land with a very old orchard. A biodiverse piece of property, with various springs, streams, ponds, forest, swamp and fields. We moved from NYC where we met and dove right into the farm adventure. Nectar Hills Farm is certified biodynamic and the farm produce a multiple array of products, from meat to vegetables, medicinal herbs, dye plants, baked goods, apple cider vinegar, Fuego cider, apples, berries, fermented hot sauce, sauerkrauts, pesto, hummus, honey, medicinal teas and fiber goods, that include wool, sheepskins, goat skins and cow hides. Dave grew up in a small farm in Connecticut, He is a musician and has done deep spiritual studies in Maha Kundalini Yoga, Chinese Qui Gong, Martial Arts and Anthroposophy. Sonia grew up in Madrid, Spain were she studied fashion design then moved to New York in 1990 to study Kathak dance and multiple movement techniques. She also became a self-taught artist. We had a vision of protecting our piece of Mother Earth for future generations, and we believe that the food you eat and the clothes you wear are key in countering the indus-

trial, corporate, toxic agricultural and destructive capitalist/consumerism models. More inspired than ever about our jobs and the farm, we are planning to refine and channel all the diversity we have created into a more sustainable, creative model that would include the local and global community to interact and participate in the life of the farm. We are planning on developing a program for eco/health tourism, opening our doors to teachers and healers to share and teach their knowledge. Another big focus for the farm is to become a center for creative exploration and sustainable craft practices and for that the cultivation of indigo, the green leaves that made blue colors, would be a project for 2020. We would like you to question your individual choices and reduce your reliance on chemicals and disposable consumption, by encouraging a cultural shift back to the traditions and principles of a more natural, sustainable, mindful way of life. We challenge you to ask this two questions: “Who grows your food?” and “Who makes your clothes?” And above all embrace Nature. —Sonia Sola and Dave Dutton

393 Peeters Road, Schenevus, NY • (607) 638-5758 • nectarhillsfarm.com • see listing on page 39

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