Why Start a Farm?
At this time, when people lack a connection to the source and are searching for meaning, connecting to where their food comes provides people with an educational and healing experience.
By having a small farm, we are able to bring food directly to the customer and share the growth process through farm visits, volunteer opportunities and social media.
It is therapeutic to create a relationship with the plants, help them grow, and be able to receive healthy food and medicine. This relationship that one builds through assisting a plant through its life cycle allows one to process experiences and be more grounded as a person.
One of our main goals in having a farm is to bring people together while enriching their connection to the land. As people are building a relationship with their food, we are also growing our relationship with our clients and their friends and the farm community grows and grows.
One of our greatest values is community. We believe that bringing people together makes the world a better place. Additionally, working together as a team increases diversity, accomplishes more, and even produces transcendental experiences.
Nice to meet you!
Hi! We are Eliezer and Avigail
Sapir, a.k.a Eli and Abby. We met in Israel in 2010 when we both came through year-long MASA programs. (Eliezer's passion for plants took him to a permaculture course on Chava V’Adam Ecogoical Farm in Modi'in, and Avigail's artistic flame burned at Bezalel school of arts in Jerusalem.)
We returned to America for a couple of years to finish school, got married and then made aliyah to fulfill our dream as pioneers.
The journey started off in Jerusalem before blasting off to the Beit Shean Valley. At StayTru Farm, we built a geodome and planted lots of trees and enjoyed the freedom and exhiration of working the land and sleeping under the stars.
We relocated to Tzfat for the next few years where Avigail created original paintings, ketubot and blew glass with renowned glass artist Sheva Chaya. Those years in the mystical Tzfat were (very authentic healing community) but we knew we had to eventually leave the city for a place with more farming opportunties.
A fews years later, we moved to Moshav Bnei Re'em where we had the space to start our own projects. Our small family garden turned into a larger family farm, Havat Iyar.