Building a Food Foundation – Raising A Barn at Darby Springs Farm

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Last winter Mrs. Nom and I had the opportunity to go to the Nebraska Producers Choice Chef Awards Dinner which was put on by the Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society where we learned about the NSAS and their mission to promote the growth of sustainable agriculture while enhancing the relationship between farmer and the end users. We had the opportunity to meet many different member farmers who talked to us about their farms and their produce. One of the farmers we kept hearing about was William Powers, a farmer from near Ceresco, Ne, and the executive director of the NSAS for the past 6 years.

William and Crystal Powers and Family - Farmers at Darby Springs Farm
William and Crystal Powers and Family – Farmers at Darby Springs Farm – Picture Courtesy of Powers Family

William and his wife Crystal are young farmers who are passionately committed to the local sustainable movement and have made their farm Darby Springs Farm not only a working farm, but also a teaching farm where they can help beginning farmers to learn techniques for success.  Recently we learned about a project that Darby Springs Farm has started, building a new creamery barn to create farmstead ice cream store featuring fresh local flavors and a space for learning and growing the local food community.  The Powers have been doing a lot of work and have reached out to the local food community to get a helping step up by doing a Barnraiser.  A Barnraiser is like of like the community funding Kickstarter projects, but focused on agriculture and spreading the sustainable farm to table movement.

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Take a look at Darby Springs Farm’s Barnraiser page for more details and consider helping a great young couple get started providing another fresh local source for all us foodies to enjoy! You can also like the Darby Springs Facebook page for more updates!

Darby Springs Farm Caramel and Farmstead Vanilla Ice Cream
Darby Springs Farm Caramel and Farmstead Vanilla Ice Cream – Picture Courtesy of Powers Family

 

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