Sara Martin and Dustin Cornelison, Two Trees Farm/Sustainabillies LLC
Welcoming Back the Public to Two Trees Farm
Grant Award: $4,000
In 2020 and 2021 as the pandemic swept the world, Two Trees farm halted their on-farm classes and tours and focused on greater production to meet the needs of customers. Maximizing the farm agriculturally saved the business and created two full time jobs.
Sarah and Dustin have installed an assortment of infrastructure to increase efficiency, organization, and safety at their farm. In their plant starts greenhouse, they installed folding metal shelves along the perimeter of the greenhouse interior which can be easily sanitized and stored flat against the wall when not in use during the growing season. They also installed a permanent overhead dripline and sprinkler system, which eliminates the need for hand watering twice per day. They have also replaced a pieced-together, rusty garden fence with new, uniform and continuous fencing that will protect their crops from wildlife and delineate areas that are closed to farm visitors
Two Trees has a 20-customer CSA with more on the waiting list. They also sell to a restaurant in Asheville where they have a salad named after them.