We started Oak Hill Farms with the desire to share with our community the love and passion we have for our family and nature.
As busy parents with high-stress level jobs, commuting, and some health scares, we felt that we were continuously searching for a simpler lifestyle.
After we had our third daughter, we knew it was time to make a change. Rich always had a strong passion for farming, so we spent endless hours researching how we could start one of our own. We started growing our own garden, raising farm animals, and making natural products with the ingredients we got from the “backyard farm” we created. We started selling our creations online and at local markets, and after connecting with our customers, we realized many had the same craving we had: “living life more intentionally and back to basics.”
The passion for what we did gave us the courage and strength to grow our business as we worked parallel full-time jobs. The search for the perfect location to be able to bring this farm experience to everyone started, and we bought our farm in Holmdel, New Jersey.
In August 2020, in the middle of a pandemic, we opened our doors to the public with hopes to inspire people to live life to the fullest and to find beauty in “the everyday life.”
Since that moment, we have felt the love and support from all of you, and it is our mission to return that love by providing the best quality, hand-crafted and natural products that are healthy and safe for you.
If you are visiting our farm, we hope we can provide you with a memorable experience that will leave you wanting to come back for more before you even go, and regardless of how you choose to support Oak Hill Farms, we hope it puts a smile on your day.
Thank you for joining our journey, and welcome to our family.
CARLA BUSHEY is co-owner and co-founder of Oak Hill Farms, cookbook author of “Keepin’ it Real,” and the creative mind behind the brand. Born and raised in Peru, Carla came to the United States to further her career in Culinary Arts. With lots of energy and artistic hands, she worked in the food industry for many years until she decided to share her life with Rich and join him in his farming adventures. Passionate about creating a home, she shares home decor ideas, easy recipes, the love for her farm animals, and the life behind the scenes of being a mom, wife, and entrepreneur. Besides all her tasks, one of Carla’s favorite things is cooking and baking with her girls and spending a slow day at home with her family.
*Find many of her recipes, decor tips, motherhood life and more on Instagram
RICH BUSHEY is co-owner and co-founder of Oak Hill Farms, a builder by trade (to Carla’s advantage with her long list of projects), realtor, beekeeper, and the farm developer. Born and raised in Middletown, New Jersey, with an outdoorsy spirit and entrepreneur heart, Rich has worked in the real estate business for over 24 years in new construction homes. Searching for what makes his heart sing, he started this adventure with his wife by his side. Besides the farm, Rich truly enjoys long car rides on the weekends with his girls, without a specific destination but making memories along the way.
*Join all his farm adventures, cocktail recipes and DIY's on Instagram