Yesterday I paid a visit to Four Elements farm, which is the farm co-owned by one of the founders here at Green Goods. Mikel Robertson along with three other of his college friends came together to transform this farm into a place of education and opportunity. The main structure on the property is made of rammed earth and straw bale and uses environmentally responsible, salvaged, reclaimed and recycled materials throughout the house. There are two chicken coups as well as two main garden areas as well as a green house also made from rammed earth and straw bale. As you can see from the photos, here at four elements you can see a quality of life that Green Goods hopes to inspire in our employees and clients’ lives. The tenants Jim and Kathleen have an extremely positive outlook as well as a friendly demeanor and SUPER RAD dog named Charlie Murphy. Stay tuned for some informational videos and other fun footage from the farm visit.
Hand crafted Green Leaf walnut cabinet installation using FSC certified wood for the cabinet boxes and flooring. Also featured here are caesarstone countertops.
15’ Sunflowers at the farm!
I had the wonderful opportunity to visit Sagrada Wellness yoga retreat center today where we had installed beautiful carbonized strand woven bamboo flooring in their yoga studio. Their entire facility was gorgeous and everyone was very friendly.
THE FARMER’S MARKET HYPE:
So what’s all this talk about people going to the farmer’s market? Why is it so popular and what is it all about? Well there is almost always a local farmer’s market weekly in almost every town and city. The farmer’s market is where local farmers and their families can come to sell their weeks harvest of fresh produce. What’s great about buying produce from the local farmer’s market is the one on one customer service you get from each of the vendors. They want you to keep coming back and supporting their local farms so they will take extra care to make sure that you are happy with the product you leave with. Also most family-owned small farms grow organic produce that are grown sustainably without the use of pesticides. Also, you are reducing your carbon footprint because the amount of fuel taken to transport your produce to the farmer’s market is far less then what it takes to get produce to your local super market. So buying and eating local is not only good for your health but is also environmentally responsible! Plus, look at all those beautiful colors and smiling faces. What’s not to love?