A few miles north of Main Street, down Mount Gilead Road, sits about five acres of farmland with peach trees, strawberry plants and many more fruits, vegetables and herbs.
On a regular Monday morning at Kayam Farm, a 4-year-old eco-friendly farm, high school interns were flipping compost and pulling weeds out of the strawberry patch. Farm manager Ian Hertzmark watered ají dulce chili peppers in the greenhouse.
In between the strawberry patch and the greenhouse, a group of preschoolers and homeschooled children and their mothers gathered in a gazebo. The group, which included Muslims, Christians and Jews of mixed ethnicities and backgrounds, was there for the weekly interfaith farm school.