About Us


Just a little bit about us...

Gary:  Farm boy. Loves beagles, hunting, and tractors. Not a farmer by trade but definitely willing to try his hand at building anything I can think of and then some. He works hard off the farm to help support and provide for his family. He is a lover of music, especially country, and a talented tattoo artist. He is the muscle in our operation. 

Lauren:  Wanna be country girl. Definitely should have been born in the country. Thought she would grow up to train horses. Ended up a graphic designer. Has a love for pretty things and making things by hand. Favorite color is green. The brains behind our operation.

Older Brother:  Definitely a farm boy. Loves monster trucks, Iron Man, and tractors. Wonder where he gets his love of tractor from? Awesome helper when there is dirt, wood chips, stones, or just about anything to be moved with a wheelbarrow. If there is stuff to move he is making daddy help him with the wheelbarrow. Has been known to ask "What would Iron Man do?" He is the "slave" driver in our operation. 

Younger Brother:  Thinks his older brother is awesome. Loves to figure out how things open and close. And no obstacle is too hard to climb (or try). Definitely a mommy's boy. First word, "uh oh!" And he is the comic relief in our operation. Always laughing and smiling. 

We love Jesus. Love animals. Love doing-it-ourselves, using what we have, and making do with what we don't. We want to eat healthy, beautiful, nutritious food and believe your family deserves to as well.
Honest.

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Story of a Name:

Honest Desires Farm - It took us a long time to come up with just the right name.

Our inspriartion:

Honest -  "There seems to be but three ways for a nation to acquire wealth. The first is by war, as the Romans did, in plundering their conquered neighbors. This is robbery. The second by commerce, which is generally cheating. The third by agriculture, the only honest way, wherein man receives a real increase of the seed thrown into the ground, in a kind of continual miracle, wrought by the hand of God in his favor, as a reward for his innocent life and his virtuous industry." - Benjamin Franklin

One of my top three names for the farm was Honest Way. We dropped the "way" but still feel that honest represents our intentions as farmers. We want to earn an honest living, raise honest children, and eat honest to goodness real food. Most importantly we want to share that real food with those who need it and want it.

Desires -  "It does not, therefore, depend on man's desires or efforts but on God's mercy." - Romans 9:16

Gary suggested desires. The Romans 9:16 verse is why. It is prominently displayed on our refrigerator as we go about our daily lives. Gary and I have many desires for our family, our future, and our farm. God doesn't tell us not to have desires but that ultimately no matter our efforts or desires it all rests on God's mercy. Good  news is that God is very merciful. As our Heavenly Father, He desires the best for His children. Just like we do ours.

We can go ahead and desire away and work our hardest at life, marriage, raising kids, and farming. All those things require a lot of effort and many many desires. However, it isn't up to us to make it all work out in the end. It is the mercy of God. For us that takes a lot of pressure off succeeding. Every farmer knows that there will be bugs, unpredictable weather, and unknown variables but we are free to desire and God is free to be merciful.

the Laurel Wreath -   One of the many things it means and represents is nature and the continuation of life from year to year.  

Additionally the Latin meaning of the name "Lauren" is "the bay, or laurel plant". The English/American meaning "Crown of Laurel".  

Honest, when I was designing the logo I was thinking of nature and the continuation of the farm from season to season, year to year, and not my name. We hope to someday be four season farmers and our farm will be a continuation from year to year.

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A garden is a symbol of hope. When you garden (insert farm) you always believe in the future. The next season or year is always a new opportunity no matter how successful or disastrous the year before was.

Thank you for taking your time to read about us and for supporting local foods and small family farms. You really do make a difference.





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