Farming is ever changing. Brinkley Farms has grown from a tobacco farm to a flourishing produce and pastured-raised meat operation. We attend our local farmer markets year round, have a CSA program with multiple drop off locations and a home delivery option, as well as delivery to local restaurants. That doesn’t even include the chickens to take care of for fresh eggs we offer or grain crops to attend to. It keeps us busy…. but we are thankful for our blessings!
Farming is not a job, it’s a way of life past down from one generation to the next. Farming is bred into you from the beginning. It’s not something you can learn at any school. It teaches family values, hard work, patience, and an appreciation for the land to keep it viable for generations to come.
Michael’s grandparents started something some 70 years ago now that I know they never thought it would have come so far. Brinkley Farms has been blessed many times over the years. We have seen the good and the bad, but have always made it through. We are a farming family, that’s what we do. We would never be happy doing anything else!
Conventional farm that uses some fertilizers and pesticides. Cover crops are used to control erosion and build the soil. Soil sampling and tissue analysis are used to apply the correct amount of fertilizer and specific pesticides are used to target specific bug and disease problems. No spray programs are utilized. Overall hope to make the farm sustainable for the future.