Who We Are
At Melrose Market Garden, we believe in transparent farming practices and being open and honest about all inputs used on our farm. We do not use synthetic fertilizers, GMO's or pesticides. We instead choose to nourish our soil and our plants with natural compost and use alternative methods of pest control, resulting in healthy plants, healthy soil and a healthy you!
In 2015, Melrose Market Garden was started with a dream of providing the surrounding community with thoughtfully grown food, but ended up becoming so much more. With Kailey's background in Holistic Nutrition and organic practices, and Rich's hands-on experience with carpentry and his family's farm, they set off to build that dream on the family's old homestead. It will forever be a work in progress, but Rich & Kailey happily accept the challenge!
At Melrose Market Garden we feel incredibly lucky that we get to do what we love. We’d love for you to become a part of the Melrose Market Garden community. For more information, get in touch!
MEET OUR TEAM
We work hard to make sure that your Melrose Market Garden experience is perfect. If you’d like to get more information about our team, or if you would like to work with us, please get in touch.
The Brute Force
Spending his days working as a Carpenter and his evenings and weekends working hard on the farm, Rich is a force to be reckoned with. You can find him carrying out farm building projects, caring for all of the farm animals, manning the tractor and covering Kailey's butt whenever she takes on planting more than she can chew. Being a Farmer is extremely difficult, but Rich McFarlane makes it seem easy.
Kailey is not afraid of hard work and proves it daily. She works day and night to make sure that Melrose Market Garden produces tasty, nutritious food all season long and educates our community on the benefits of gardening and sustainable agriculture. With so much knowledge and experience, this Garden Expert is an invaluable part of our team.
The Morale Booster
Fender has been a part of Melrose Market Garden since the very start, taking care of business and making sure things are running properly at the farm. You can find him keeping an eye on the chickens & sheep, and showing up with his Kong to remind us to take a break.