Who would imagine an all-natural local farm could exist within half a mile of downtown Fairburn? Here's how it all came to be ... in the 1960's, between two different time periods of house building in Fairburn, a small parcel of land was acquired by the Scharko family.
A family-owned nursery business was launched followed by the building of a homestead in 1968. A family farm garden was planted on the land even though the "old timers" said, "You can't make a living on a small family farm." And they were right too ... as most of the small family farms have disappeared.
But some forty odd years later, despite the naysayers, there are still some hardy survivors who continue to make a living doing what they love ... growing vegetables ... enjoying life and its pleasures ... and living a simple lifestyle. Tony and Linda Scharko are two of those people.
What does it mean to farm naturally? Natural agriculture is an approach to farming that seeks to maintain and improve the productivity of the land by encouraging and enhancing natural biological processes.
Why choose All-Natural Local Food?
"A growing body of research shows that pesticides and other contaminants are more prevalent in the foods we eat, in our bodies, and in the environment than we thought. And studies show that by eating natural foods, you can reduce your exposure to the potential health risks associated with those chemicals."Consumer Reports (Feb. 2006)