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From West Coast Dreamers to East Coast Farmers

Olympia and Ephraim Rusu sold everything we own in California, moved across the country, and bought a 7.5 acre homestead to further explore “holistic nutrition” in the fullest way. We’ve decided to live a life that is more intentional and removed from the modern rush that the current society demands. That’s why we’ve chosen to live out in the country so that we can cultivate a different kind of life, one that is deeply purposeful, abundant and beautiful. Our ultimate goal is to create a regenerative farm focused on sustainability and biodiversity through organic farming practices.

We currently have a thriving garden, heritage apple orchard, peach orchard, grape vines and a berry garden with blueberries, blackberries, and other wild things. We have bass and perch/sunfish in our pond, birds of all kinds, an owl, wild deer (they’re mainly here for the apples), and some intense tree-climbing groundhogs. We are hoping to get the farm up and running with chickens, guinea hens, sheep, cows, and pigs soon.

We have big dreams to share our home and farm with our community, but all good things take time. Stay tuned! You can subscribe to our monthly newsletter for updates or you can visit us on our facebook page Saint Basil Farm: North Carolina.  Thanks for joining us on the journey.

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