The Peachtree Circle Farm Story
Founded in 1990, Peachtree Circle Farm is a 7acre farm run by Carrie Richter, with help from several community members. This farm is part of the Salt Pond Areas Bird Sanctuaries lands and grows flowers, vegetables, and fruit using sustainable growing practices. The orchard consists of peach, pear, and apple trees, with a couple of chestnut trees as well.
This is the 17th year that Carrie has farmed at Peachtree Circle. She farms organically - creating her own compost and using locally supplied manure to restore and balance the soil's nutrients. She grows faithful standard crops as well as newer (and older) varieties that are well-suited to the climate and soil.
Peachtree Circle Farm's all summer and fall-- when the garlic is planted. In the middle of winter, seeds are planted in the green-house, and moved out after threats of frost have subsided. And then what we think of farming happens - vegetables grow, flowers bloom, fruit ripens. At the same time weeds, predators, water impact the success of the harvest. With a watchful eye, each year we have a great bounty.
What we Believe
Peachtree Circle Farm is a magical 7 acres of land nestled between Route 28 and Buzzards Bay. It has rolling hills with space for gardens here, there, and way over yonder. The apple trees roll up from the main garden bed towards the highway. The peach trees cover much of the center land spaces.
We believe that farming is part science, part art, part luck, and all hard work. We believe in treating the land well, in planting and growing crops that thrive here, and in feeding our community with healthy, tasty, locally-grown food. We also believe in the power of flowers, growing over twenty varieties that come into bloom from late spring until late summer.
And we believe in community - offering vegetable and flower shares, attending the Falmouth Farmers market weekly, and opening the farm to painters, weeders, farm dogs and friends. Join us!
Why We Farm Organically
Because we can.
To manage the land sustainably.
To promote biodiversity.
To produce the healthiest food possible.
To be a role model for others.
To provide farmland for generations to come.