In realizing our goals for ecological sustainability–and our own financial sustainability–we have been branching out into new ventures. Mark and Kate Zurschmeide and the rest of the team from Great Country Farms will be extending their operations to a part of our property.
“The monastic community at Holy Cross Abbey is very pleased to partner with Great Country Farms to provide naturally grown fruits and vegetables to our local community” says Abbot Robert Barnes. “Mark and Kate Zurschmeide have shown repeatedly over a few decades that they understand how to coax bountiful harvests from the soil by using good land stewardship values. Finding partners who shared our love for the land was an important consideration in forming this partnership and we feel fortunate to have found such a good match just on the other side of the mountain. As Spring approaches we look forward to growing new products and working with Kate and Mark on this new chapter in the history of Holy Cross Abbey.”