Eating local is no longer just a trend, and enjoying locally grown, harvested, and raised food is beneficial for both your health and the local economy. Today we are spotlighting one of our favorite local farms: Stone Hollow Farmstead.
The farmstead was founded in 1999 out of a love for the land and the process of crafting fine cheese, honey, specialty foods, botanicals, and cosmetics. Previously a European Horse Breeding facility, founder Deborah Stone established her farm to provide the opportunity of a wholesome lifestyle to her family. The farm produces a variety of flavored goat cheeses using Grade A goat’s milk produced by their own happy dairy goats. Their cheeses are creamy, smooth and spreadable and sold plain or with mix-ins and marinades such as fruit, oil, and herbs. The farm cannery cans handmade jams, syrups, and honey from their farm-grown produce and honeybees.
The farm offers classes, events, and tours on location. Farm School is offered for all ages and price ranges. Students learn about sustainable farming and gardening, livestock management, and how to make healthy and informed food purchases, and leave with an understanding of the health benefits of CSA boxes as well as container gardens and how to nurture them. Alchemy classes in the spring teach the perks and basics of soap, perfume, and essential oil making.
If you don’t see yourself embracing the farm life, visit Stone Hollow Farmstead’s store location, The Pantry. The Pantry is located in the Crestline Village of Mountain Brook, and is open Monday-Saturday. At The Pantry, you will find a selection of the farm’s honey, cheese, pressed juices, jams and meats, as well as farm merchandise. The Pantry also provides lunch and dinner, and a catering menu.
You can also find Stone Hollow Farmstead’ products at some of your favorite Birmingham restaurants including Chez LuLu and Continental Bakery.