Two Clay Birds is more than a farm where plants grow and a farmers’ market where lunch is served farmhouse-style. It’s more than warm bread, fresh from the oven and just-brewed coffee. It’s a manifestation of a deep longing to return to something that is as old as humankind itself – a connection between people and their food. More than a routine to fill a physical need, eating is an activity that can allow people to share in community, celebration and culture.
Often, our fast-paced society doesn’t allow for us to stop and smell the proverbial roses – much less the tomato leaves, the squash blossoms, or the sweet center of a ripe watermelon. Our goal is to change that, to the extent that we can. We invite you to slow down with us and experience the meaningful and profound effect that food has on our lives and our senses of joy and abundance.
At Two Clay Birds, if it’s not fit for our loved ones to eat, we won’t grow it or sell it. We cheerfully offer produce that is responsibly-cultivated, heirloom, and from organic and non-GMO seed. We use only a combination of compost, organic oils, simple clays, all-natural nutrients, water, and sunshine to care for our plants. We couple that with daily walks through our rows of crops, which allow us to remove garden pests by hand and have eyes-on observation of how happy our plants are.
As an extension of our home and farm, we began Two Clay Birds Garden Market. This farm-to-table store is a combination of farmers’ market, bakery, and fresh kitchen is located in our hometown of Hico, Texas – right on Highway 281. We feature not only our locally-grown produce, but also produce and farm products from other local farmers, as well as the work of talented artisans and craftspeople. On our shelves you’ll find Texas honeys, organic teas, spices, all-natural soil supplements, and other nostalgic farm-to-table items sure to warm your home and your heart. In our kitchen, experience fresh-baked breads, gooey cinnamon rolls, farm-to-table lunches, and in-house roasted coffees from Hico Coffee Roasters.
Our shelves are stocked with cookbooks and items of interest to those who want to learn more about healthful eating or who want to pick up some all-natural supplements for wellness. We even have a library shelf full of books and magazines that pertain to off-grid living, responsible farming, organic gardening, baking, and the like – free for the perusing. We’re excited to share our happiness with you and look forward to meeting new friends face-to-face. Stop in and enjoy fresh produce, a cup of coffee, fresh-baked goods, and great company. We’d love to hear your story!