Genio Bertin and Sara Faull own and operate Mandala Farm in Gouldsboro, Maine, 8 miles from the Schoodic section of Acadia National Park and 1 mile from the ocean. They have been farming there since 2002 and are committed to running a sustainable, low impact farm and providing healthy, organic food for their animals and the community. Mandala Farm is a hundred acres with about 17 acres of pasture, 20 acres recently reclaimed for pasture, a 60 acre woodlot, and a little over 3 acres cultivated. They run a 75 member organic vegetable CSA and specialize in breeding, training, and using Norwegian Fjord draft horses in cultivation. They also raise sheep, laying hens and broiler chickens, beef and dairy cows, Tamworth pigs, and cashmere goats. This episode is sponsored by White Oak Pastures.
"We only have one family cow so if I was going to turn that cow into a viable commercial option, what would that mean?"
"Since so much of our input is generated right here on the farm we have the potential for high quality compost."
--Genio Bertin on Greenhorn Radio