We are Jeff Boesch and Leslie Moskovits and our two veggie munchers Asher and Wren. We have been farming together for 19 years since we met as interns learning to grow on an organic farm and established Cedar Down in 2010. First off, we recognize our privilege to be on the land and strive to use this privilege towards the well-being of our communities. We understand that we are on this land as a direct result of the displacement of Indigenous communities and the ongoing colonial system. We understand that merely acknowledging this fact is not enough and pledge to work towards reconciliatory justice. We will seek out opportunities to contribute to real solidarity and work within our community to this end.
The land on which we live and grow food is the traditional land of the Three Fires Confederacy of the Odawa, Potawatomi and the Ojibwe/Chippewas and subject to treaty 45 1/2.
In our work as farmers and land stewards, we are passionate about growing beautiful, nutritious and delicious food and about working in right relationship with the land to preserve the integrity and health of the soil and those who live off of it. We believe that farming this way greatly contributes to the health of our community and the ecosystems on and around the farm.
We hope to help rebuild the connection between people and their food and to contribute towards a more just and healthful food system.
Each year we take on a team of great staff. We are committed to providing an equitable, safe, and enjoyable work environment where all people feel supported and uplifted in their work and experience. We pay our staff a living wage and are committed to ongoing learning to better actualize our commitment to equity, anti-racism and decolonization.
Our goal as farmers is to protect soil health and biodiversity, minimize our ecological footprint and build community. We are deeply committed to growing high quality food in a way that respects ecological principles and brings people together around food. We believe in honest and open communication with our community of eaters and strive to make fresh and nutritious food available to everyone.