Understory Farm is run by herbalist and farmer, Estelle Drisdelle. Estelle grows medicinal and culinary herbs and vegetables restaurants, local markets, and and retail.


Understory Farm & Design was born out of a love for plants, homesteading, and working with nature. The farm is located in beautiful Otter Creek, New Brunswick and has hundreds of acres of conserved forest land surrounding this small 2-acre farm. Minimal tillage, cover crops, and natural and organic inputs keep the farm running. The goal is to create an abundant and regenerative food ecosystem that requires minimal inputs with high yields; including yields that benefit pollinators and soil life.

Ecosystem resilience is the foundation of this farm, focusing on Permaculture principles such as catching and storing energy, building soil, valuing and conserving diversity, and using small and slow solutions – which are the best solutions for land regeneration and carbon storage.

My dog, Siku and partner, Daimen help when they can.