One Mile Farm
We’re serious about purchasing sustainably produced food and shrinking our environmental forkprint…so much that we started farming in 2011. We love it!
Our farm is located a mile from our restaurant and brewery, on 260 acres of land leased from the city of Ashland, OR. We’re raising free-range cattle and sheep, and compost our kitchen and brewery waste there. We also tend to several bee hives that produce honey for our restaurant menu. Throughout the year we host a handful of events to educate our community about sustainable, local agriculture.
Before getting our own land, we dipped our toes in the soil by raising egg-laying chickens and composting kitchen waste at Valley View Beef. This got us excited about expanding, so we submitted a proposal to lease City land, gained approval and jumped in enthusiastically.
Since our chickens shared the pasture with Valley View Beef’s cattle, we also got firsthand experience with intensive rotational grazing, which we use on our farm. In this system, farmers use moveable fencing and allow cattle, chickens and other farm animals to move from section to section in a regular cycle. This prevents soil compaction and over grazing, and promotes ecological rejuvenation.
We’re excited how our farm has improved our sourcing and environmental impacts. By composting post-consumer kitchen waste and finding recyclers for materials we couldn’t recycle locally, we’ve cut waste to landfill by 95% in less than one year! All the beef we use comes from our farm, with our lamb also showing up in occasional specials. Stay tuned to our blog, News on Tap, for more farm updates throughout the year.