|Krazy Farm Story:
In 2008, I moved to the Santa Cruz Mountains with big dreams of a small farm. Selling blueberries and figs at the local Santa Cruz Farmers Market. In 2014 the farm received it’s organic certification from CCOF.
On the wish list was making and selling hard cider since 2008
After several years of ups and downs I finally started making cider. Soon the yurt was full of large bubbling carboys, as I experimented with different flavors and batch sizes. I shared them with friends. The cider went from puckered lips at first taste, to “That’s not bad,” to “Hey Noah, got any more of that cider?” In 2015, I took a cider class though Oregon State University and Krazy Farm Cider was born.
“The name Krazy Farm represents the hectic nature of running/expanding a farm solo in the Santa Cruz Mountains with clay & sandstone soil,”
I guess you could say Krazy Farm gave me a purpose, a goal. It also found a new meaning as I shared my fine offerings with others. People thought I was Krazy to take on this endeavor on my own.
I believe the American Dream is still alive and that with hard work and perseverance, a person can create something great. When I first tried to get a license to run a facility at the farm, I thought I might be Krazy, too. The rules and regulations are plenty and living off-the-grid proves a challenge beyond my small budget and big dream. I had to rethink my plans.
Currently I am working with a cider maker in Washington. I met them on my journey to recreate and perfect my favorite home brew recipes. I’m also planting 200-600 apple trees on the farm unique to cider apple varietys for Estate blends used to diversify Krazy Farm’s offerings.
I invite you to follow the Krazy Farm Cider story.
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