About Us

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Hello, my name is Steph. I'm the farmer and tender of Wild Field Urban Farm.

Wild Field is a bicycle-powered, hand-tended farm in Erie's lower East Side.

The farm produces a wide variety of seasonal vegetables, herbs, and flowers for my household, friends, neighbors, and several local farmer's markets.

The farm's mission is to nourish soil and grow plants for food and beauty, with nature and in community.

How We Grow

With Nature

We nurture soil and respect its web of life by using sustainable agricultural practices like composting, cover cropping, organic inputs, and no till. We grow hedgerows and perennials and never use herbicides or fungicides.

Pollinator-Friendly

We never spray pesticides or insecticides--that's why our greens might have a few holes in the leaves. We create pollinator habitat around the farm and we leave lots of flowers unpicked for the bees!

Community

The farm is not just a workplace, it's home. We share seeds, produce,  and recipes with our neighbors. We share farmland with those in need of gardening space, so give us a holler if you need a small bit of land and live nearby.

Simplicity & Joy

We celebrate the arrival of each flower variety. We live in gratitude. We savor each fruit and vegetable during its season. We seek to repair, repurpose, and preserve what we have rather than purchase things new .