Introducing Rabbit & Raven Farms

I’m a part-time jewelry maker, sometimes runner, and once a month, a weekend farmer. When I visit my mom in southern Utah, I help my brother out at the family farm, which would just be a field of sagebrush and tumbleweed if it weren’t for his obsession with dryland farming.

grapes and almonds

Located just outside of Zion National Park, up the Dalton Wash Road outside of Virgin, Utah, we grow almonds, pistachios, grapes, watermelons and feed mostly deer, rabbits, and the occasional lucky human.

almonds

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7 Comments

  1. On January 27, 2012 Farmer Brown said:

    Hope folks aren’t scratching their heads over why you would post pictures of those small grape vines. First the vines were planted bareroot and this is only their second summer. Additionally, they should all remember that the farm is dryland which means we do not irrigate–EVER. And being at the fringe of the Mojve Desert means rain is scant–always under 9 inches and its HOT–with over 30 consecutive days over 100 this summer.

  2. We spent a few weekends at the farm this past summer. The scenery is breathtaking and the produce is the most delicious I’ve ever had. Looking forward to the next season of melons!

  3. On January 27, 2012 Holly Anderson said:

    Wow! What a beautiful place. I love the contrast between the vibrant red soil, the green leaves, and pristine blue sky. I can see why Farmer Brown love Rabbit & Ravin Farms.

  4. On January 27, 2012 Camille said:

    I had the chance to eat one of these 20# watermelons, last fall. And although it was late season, it was still wonderful! Thank you, Farmer Brown! I look forward to trying pistachios, at some point and stopping by the farm and checking out the landscape in person. Love the pictures of the flowers and the crops. Keep up the good work, J! :)

  5. On January 27, 2012 Christine said:

    Rabbit & Raven Farm not only produces the most amazing watermelons and squash it also provides a gorgeous backdrop for creating precious memories. To quote my six year old after a day of dirt, tractors, quads and running — “this was the best day EVER – I love Uncle Jeff” (aka Famer Brown). Thank you to a fabulous family for your efforts to cultivate delicous, heathly and organic foods with the most intense flavors.

  6. The sky is amazing there. If only there was a teaching gig close by!

    • On January 30, 2012 Shannon said:

      Thank you all for your comments about the farm. We love to share it with people who appreciate what we’re doing up there. Farmer Brown just ordered some Champagne grapes and is excited to get them in the ground.

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