our roots

Applonia is the female version of Apollo, Greek god of the sun.  It's also our daughter's middle name which was named after Erica's great-grandmother.  

Our adventures in sustainable agriculture can be traced back to health.  Erica and I were vegetarian or vegan for almost 10 years in pursuit of health - both for us and the environment.  While any diet can be healthy or not, depending on how it's implemented, after discovering grass-fed protein's amazing Omega-3 to Omega-6 ratios, we made the switch.  

With properly managed mob stocking of cattle, eating nothing but grass, it is one of the only carbon-negative foods.  How's that for a free lunch?

So here we are, growing organic produce, pasture raised meats and eggs, and enjoying every minute.  We hope you'll join us in our adventure.