About Silverthorn Farm
Silverthorn Farm, owned and operated by Nate & Emily Parks, is a small, diversified, certified organic vegetable and hemp farm located on 120 acres of land in northern Clinton county, in Rossville, Indiana. The farm has been in Emily’s family for generations. Over 600 acres were originally purchased by her great, great, great grandfather William Silverthorn in 1864. 120 of those original acres remain in our immediate family and are managed by us! What a blessing it is to farm this piece of land. For decades the property was rented and farmed conventionally but we are committed to returning the land to a sustainable approach. .
Once a farm kid, always a farm kid! Nate grew up on a highly diversified farm helping to raise cows, pigs, hay, beans, seed corn, wheat, oats and even melons for a short time. Remembering how well that farm worked as a closed loop of plants feeding animals and animals feeding plants brings back a lot of great memories. All of this (plus a mad passion), made the decision to become organic farmers a very easy one for us.
Today, along with our amazing team and three growing children in tow, we now manage the whole property where grow HEMP, hay, cover crops, and more than 30 different types of vegetables with 100+ varieties . All things work in harmony on our certified organic farm – feeding the animals, plants and soil in a sustainable cycle, season after season.
Born and raised in rural Montgomery County, Nate grew up on a small farm in Darlington working with his dad and grandpa. His passion for farming shows through the high quality, healthy food we produce by raising our vegetables organically.
Co-owner, Business Manager
Emily, a dental hygienist, was born and raised right here in Rossville. Growing up, her mom and dad always kept a garden, and raised as much of their food as possible. Her support and passion for a healthy lifestyle has helped make our farming dream a possibility.