Farm & Garden
Serving Delicious Home-Grown, Home-Cooked Meals
Camp Glen Brook serves incredible food. We enjoy the pleasure of eating from the garden along with the moral satisfaction of doing the right thing for our visitors, our ecosystem, and our planet. At Glen Brook you can thank the chickens who laid your breakfast eggs, harvest the vegetables for your lunch-time soup and salad and pick the fruits that will go into the evening’s dessert. Meals at Glen Brook are a healthy and creative endeavor thanks to our farmers’ and chef’s leadership and love.
Home Grown Food
We grow most of the produce and all our eggs eggs, we serve right here on our farm. The meat we serve is either raised here or on trusted local farms in our community.
We farm biodynamically using practices based in awareness of natural and cosmic cycles that impact our land, plants, and animals throughout the year.
We eat our food family-style in the dining hall, making meals a time to celebrate community and enjoy each other.
Working by Hand
We do most of our work by hand, ensuring lower emissions and a closer relationship with the ecosystem we are privileged to steward.
We view our farm as a a living organism that yields the highest quality food in the most sustainable way when all aspects are in balance.
Our farm offers myriad opportunities to learn about growing food and caring for the world around us.
Glen Brook’s biodynamic garden, Gabriel’s Field, is a source of amazing bounty and beauty. Campers and visiting students are involved in the garden at every level, from composting to planting, to transplanting seedlings, to weeding and harvesting. We notice that children eat more vegetables in the dining room as a result of being involved in this process.
We are grateful to the family and friends of Gabriel Kane who have supported the growth and development of our farm since 2013. Our farm thrives as a result of their love and generosity.
At Glen Brook, we care deeply about our farm animals who are an integral part of our farm.
- We love to be with them and care for them with campers, students and visitors.
- We enjoy sharing and teaching about work in the barnyard.
- We value wholesome, biodynamic and organic foods including pasture-raised meats.
- We are grateful for the way our animals improve the fertility of the land that we steward.
- When we slaughter an animal, we do so with reverence and gratitude and seek the most humane ways available to us.