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About Us

A FAMILY AFFAIR

We were both born in Brasil, and started raising our family in the concrete jungles of suburban America. But soon, the vegetables growing from potted plants in our tiny backyard weren’t enough, and we wanted more space for our chickens — and our three sons! — to roam free. We both wanted a better way to teach our three boys, right down to the two-year-old, the value of hard work.
We wanted to involve them directly in the revival of the farm movement, and to show them a way to recapture the sense of local community that’s slipping away from so many of us in our busy urban lives.
And so we are making Folk & Flora farms a family production — from getting up and helping with the morning chores to seeing how long it actually takes food to make it to their plate. We believe that these core values and lessons have long been gone from the modern family unit, and we are excited about demonstrating and teaching these fundamental farm truths not just to our children, but to the local community at large. After all, the knowledge of what it takes to go from seed to meal will be a lost vocation if we don’t all take responsibility for passing on the farming lifestyle to the next generation.

MEET THE FARMERS

We are the faces, hands and hearts behind Folk & Flora.
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Ericson | Head Farmer

I was born in  Sao Paulo, Brasil and came to the United States in 2004. In Brasil, I was often around animals and could be found helping my neighborhood farmers on their “sitios” feeding, caring and doing odd jobs. Today, I have 10+ years  of experience in restoration and can’t wait to put my skills to use in building up Folk & Flora Farms. But what I’m most excited about is being able to provide healthy food for my own children and teaching them through doing.
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Priscila | Marketing + Event Director

I would not in a million years imagine I would be starting a farm. I grew up on ranches since my dad boarded horses and hated every bit of it (mostly because we lived so far away from anything). But today, as a busy magazine editor (of Babiekins Magazine) a wardrobe / prop stylist and creative art director I long for simpler days. Days with no deadlines and after getting the itch to plant and grow our own food I know can see what a benefit it would be to let our three boys roam our own land! I’m most excited in turning our historical house into a home that we can open to new friends and community longing for simpler days!