One local farm has become well-known across the Western Slope for its high quality produce, pasture raised meats and poultry. Located in Silt, Eagle Springs Organic continues to become more sustainable and do as much good as possible.
The 1600 acre farm can be summed up in three words, organic, fresh and local.
Owner Ken Sack said, "We built up the greenhouses, the infrastructure. We're pretty much into full gear."
However, there's another side to the farm that can't be described as easily, "Just amazed at mother nature, that plant grows, a flower comes and there's a cucumber at the end of the flower," said Sack.
"The whole agricultural environment is very very calming. There's nothing like watching a plant grow and seeing it through to maturation," said his son Brandon.
Only in high school, Brandon Sack was inspired to share the farm with others, "Last winter I was listening to NPR when the story of a farm in Jacksonville, Florida, called the veteran's farm, came on."
The farm was created to help combat veterans overcome physical and mental barriers.
"It takes veterans and provides them with on the job training in the field of agriculture," said Brandon.
It was the perfect solution to accomplishing another one of his goals, "A great uncle of mine who I was very close to was a proud WWII veteran and when he passed away a few years ago, I've been looking for a way to honor his memory," said Brandon.
With support from his parents, he's now leading efforts to make a similar program a reality.
"On-the-job training in mainly just the growing and picking of plants, fruits and vegetables. We'll also be providing them with plots of land," said Brandon.
They believe the farm will be a perfect fit for veterans.
"This is really a nationwide movement, increasing assistance to our veterans. I think it's really important to take part in that as much as we can," said Brandon.
There will be two veterans on the farm helping to run the program.
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