It's been a long winding road to get to Tilley Farmstead.
Becky began farming in 2007. After moving back to the heartland from the west, she dug in with minimal farming experience and budget. Over the years she grew the farm, called Dangling Carrot, from three acres to eight. Each year she fine-tuned her vocation in the face of floods, droughts and pests, always with the goal to improve the soil and grow delicious vegetables. Though each year presents different adversities and successes, she has established her main cultivars and farming practices. These practices include crop rotation, cover cropping, using plastic mulch for weed suppression, following all OEFFA (certified organic) guidelines, soil testing and amendment and selecting vegetable varieties for taste.
After a decade of farming vegetables solo Becky met and fell in love with Justin Tilley. Justin taught art in Zanesville for a dozen years. On the side, he was busy with his photography business and remodeling houses. In 2016, he proposed on the swinging bridge located on the family creek. They were married that fall underneath the old sycamore tree. In 2017 they began farming together. They have changed the name to "Tilley Farmstead" to reflect the artful changes on the farm since Justin's arrival.
The farm has been certified organic since 2015. Tilley Farmstead produces a variety of vegetables on eight acres including our specialties: heirloom tomatoes, colorful roots, German Extra-Hardy Garlic, and salad greens.
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