Snowshoe Hollow Farm
Contact: Christina Castellanos
City: Homer, AK, 99603
Email Address:
Phone: 907-226-2280
About Us
Snowshoe Hollow Farm is a small diversified vegetable and fiber farm operation in the Diamond Ridge hills. We grow a variety of food crops, starting the season extra early with cool season, nutrient-dense greens, and taking a special interest in later plantings of pumpkins, artichokes and corn. We have a lovely menagerie of animal farm helpers and friends here. We raise French/German Angora Rabbits for fiber, as well as Nigora fiber goats, who also have the job of opening up new land and weed control, using their superior munching talents. Our goats also play a part as herd companions to our single draft pony, Ginger, whose jobs on our farm continue to increase as we learn the ropes together of using draft animal power on a small market farm. Additionally all these animal helpers/friends are contributing an important main conponent in what makes our soil super healthy and rich!
My growing methods include many biodynamic and permaculture techniques. What this basically means is, I try to work with nature and it's rythyms to grow sustainably and in a way that gives more back to the soil than it takes out. Only completely natural means are used here, and never do I use any chemical pesticide, herbicide, or spray. I use almost entirely certified organic seed for the food crops I grow.

The most unique part of my growing practices is the use of draft-animal power on the farm. By working with my pony Ginger as a team on everything from clearing woods, to hauling manure, compost, logs, and cultivating the vegetable field, my goal is be gentle on my land and have many of my working hours with my horse Ginger to grow lots of healthy veggies while also making a smaller carbon footprint.