“Hey, Naomi? It’s Patricia from Faith Like a Mustard Seed Farm. I’m going to pick up 175 peeps (baby chicks) this morning, do you want to bring your daughter over to see them?”
Would we ever! My daughter and I spent nearly two hours that morning with Patricia, her own daughter and sister Laura – watching and holding the baby peeps, visiting and even received a fun introduction to Bullwinkle, their resident bull calf.
Patricia Glaeser and her husband Carl have successfully married Carl’s knowledge of sustainable agriculture and animal husbandry with Patricia’s culinary expertise and created a thing of beauty at Faith Like a Mustard Seed Farm. But what does that actually mean? On their 26 acre working farm, they raise Jersey dairy cows and pasture heritage pork as well as GMO-free eggs . In the market for grass-fed beef? Look no further as they also sell Loudoun County Angus beef from Oakland Green Farm in Lincoln, VA.
Patricia is a classically trained New York chef and is amazing to watch in action. Not only does she manage the farm, herd and milk the cows, assist with birthing and breeding, and all other aspects of running a farm, she also teaches cooking classes featuring locally grown ingredients and wines (they also sell the Big Green Egg line of charcoal grills/smokers). If you think that’s enough to keep her busy, add on the management of the cozy B&B (they also provide catering, host weddings and events, providing a distinctive Loudoun flavor).
They invite you to come have a cup of amazing Kona coffee in their store (which is wi-fi ready and a great place to co-work), milk a cow, pick up eggs, relax by the pond or learn how easy it is to inject amazing locally grown food into your family’s meal rotation! Faith Like a Mustard Seed Farm is run in such a manner that it feels that you ARE indeed part of the family.
As Patricia says, “it's all about finding your own happy” and it feels, that the Glaeser family is well on their way to finding it for themselves.
For more information about open hours, or to read about the rich history of the Faith Like a Mustard Seed Farm, the ice house and the old slave quarters, visit their website.
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