My name is Mariah Akers. I've been farming most of my life. Always having horses, now expanding into poultry, goats, hogs, and beef. My work experience has been in the medical field. Starting with becoming a Medical Assistant to teaching in the same Medical Assisting program I graduated from to then becoming a Nurse (LPN). I was ready for a change and to fulfill my dream of owning and operating a farm with a store. This website will help showcase my journey! Follow Along!
Growing up on a small beef farm I knew the benefits of raising and producing homegrown meats!
So I set out to slowly grow a Homestead. Striving for sustainability! It was always my intent to provide for my family directly from my own hands. Never thinking I would take a hiatus from Nursing to pursue farming as a livelihood.
Now, my motto has shifted from 'Family Grown Food for my Family' to 'Family Grown Food for Families'. It is my goal to produce food for the local community to have access to great quality homegrown meats. Which will include: beef, pork, and goat meat; as well as eggs and jams & jellies.
In striving to provide beef I knew that it would be important to have quality animals. So we created a family partnership with KLM Farm, Mariah's mother and step-father, which is a union that celebrates three generations of farmers.
While we still have many projects to complete, we are here to provide you with the same products we put on our table everyday! We look forward to sharing our journey with you, as we grow and learn together as a family!
Our Vision for
Community is a word rooted within our clear vision of the future, it is not a materialistic item, it is the "fellowship with others". Creating opportunities for our community to have access to educational opportunities would provide connection to our food systems.
Our Goal, in 5 years time, would be to open our Homestead to the public for animal viewing and educational opportunities. We love to grow and share our knowledge with others. Please let us know if there is something that you would like to learn about and we will add it to our list of possibilities!
Homestead Core Values
As a 3 generation farm, we pride ourselves in being a family run farm, working together daily to provide our community with safe sustainable foods. Having access to community raised foods is one of our priorities. Stayed tuned as we will be opening a farm stand store soon!
I'm always looking to educate others and share our Homestead journey. Let's chat!