Cultivated Appalachians: Wilson Farm | WBOY.com
BARRACKVILLE, W.Va. – Spanning approximately 400 acres, Wilson Farm uses a style called “Back to Eden” for its fruits and vegetables.
“This is where you use wood chips and soil interacting with each other,” farm owner Kevin Wilson explained.
With this style of farming, Wilson decided to go commercial in 2021 by multiplying his garden 25 times from his first year of practicing this style of gardening. He also planted potatoes in the hay.
Wilson explained that their product is good, excellent, healthy and clean food. His farm is full of pigs, cattle, chickens, fruits and vegetables.
“We kind of went to the MOB type where we simulate a herd of bison going into the ground, they eat the grass, poop and pee, then fertilize it and then move on,” Wilson said. “And that makes your soil, your organics much better.”
Her pigs eat clover every morning as well as cat tail roots.
Wilson said his family bought the first area of the farm 50 years ago and has since expanded it.
“What’s really decent about this farm is that there are so many springs on it,” Wilson explained. “We have a place here where I water my chickens. He has 3.15 million gallons a year just for watering the chickens. And we probably have 10 places like that. So we try to use all of our natural resources.
Wilson Farm participates in farmers’ markets and has said their goal is for their farm to be a one-stop-shop where people can come to get what they need.
For more information, you can contact Kevin Wilson at (304) -816-8999.