Mike and I (Kelsey Pressler) met in the biology labs at CMU and would come up to West Branch on the weekends to enjoy nature at his father’s cabin. We were thrilled when we had the opportunity to move up here ourselves! Now Mike teaches Microbiology at a nearby college and I teach Biology at the local high school. We work together to manage the homestead with our four junior farmers. We launched the self-serve farm stand and Sweet Briar Farm Products LLC soon after moving to West Branch in 2014.
As parents, we want to feed our kids the best but organic food from the grocery store is just too expensive and not as clean as we’d like. So we started a garden… which grew! Now we plant about 3 acres of produce, collect honey from our apiary, and we’ve added breeding goats, cattle, and pigs to our little farm. Now we have a bounty of healthful, clean, happy food for our family and yours!