July 11, 2013
Dawn Combs in the Apothecary Shop at Mockingbird Meadows.
"Let medicine be your food and food be your medicine." ~Hippocrates
This quote is painted on the wall of the apothecary shop at Mockingbird Meadows honey and herb farm in Marysville.
Mockingbird Meadows began when Dawn Combs began selling a few of products and some nettles at a local farmers market. She expanded the business to include herb-infused honey spreads and hopes to the farm becomes a "rose farm." She has around 45 rose bushes and hopes to have around hundreds.
The small-scale farm, which is 3.5 acres located down from Scotts Miracle-Gro complex in Marysville, includes numerous gardens, a labyrinth, kitchen for hosting dinners, greenhouse, hot box, honeybee hives, a pond, some sheep, goats, chickens and a cow.
Dawn Combs owns the farm/business with her husband, Carson, who joined the business full-time in May of last year. Dawn Combs says that homesteading has been a learning process and some "trial and error" has led to doing things differently than originally planned at times.
She has a book coming out soon and is to be featured in a national magazine. She also gives tours on the farm, hosts dinners during full moons and is a presenter at Mother Earth Fairs. She also writes a newsletter about common health issues and how to address them with herbs.
Carson and Dawn Combs were recently named Homesteaders of the Year for 2013 by Mother Earth News magazine. The farm is featured in the most recent issue of Mother Earth News, which hits newsstands July 23.
Mockingbird Meadows products can be found for sale at Celebrate Local, the New Albany and Worthington farmers markets, the Gahanna Herb Education Center and at special events.
To plan a visit or learn more about Mockingbird Meadows or products, visit http://www.mockingbirdmeadows.com/