Hemmabast / Sylvan Sun Co-op
Nick Miller & Steph Harper
In 2013 Nick of SylvanSun Farm was hoping to become a full-time farmer, and James and Pam of Hemmabast Farm were hoping to pass on management of their farm. As these family friends re-connected and hopes were realized, a co-operative was born.
Since 1983, Hemmabast ("home is best" in Swedish) Farm has been growing fruit & vegetables in the fertile soils of Hartslog Valley. James and Pam helped co-found the original Huntingdon Farmers' Market in 1985 and its new incarnation in 2007. Despite being "retired" from the market business, James continues to work the farm, and Pam bunches flowers with Steph on market days.
Nick and Steph of SylvanSun Farm have been growing veggies on a terraced hillside just north of Huntingdon since 2013. In addition to the Huntingdon market, they sell produce to local restaurants and cafes and offer a CSA. Both farms specialize in growing a variety of vegetables, fruit, berries, herbs, and mushrooms--all organically and sustainably produced.