The Kirk Estate is a haunted 5 1/2 acre farmstead in Upstate New York, passed down generationally since 1904. Its current caretakers are husband and wife team Jen O’Connor and Eric Krans. We believe in living a self-determined life, connecting directly with the natural elements, and the wild magic contained within plants, animals, and landscape that is to be discovered when you allow them to chart the path. This is why we work our small scale farmstead the old fashioned way -with no chemicals or petroleum intensive machines -only farming practices that help to enhance the land, the environment, the wildlife, and the people that dwell on it. We believe in honoring the spirit of our ancestors and all who came before us. Of slowing. Of breathing. Of being here now. Of work, of play, of presence. We believe in the great promise of positivity. That the Universe will eventually return to you what you have put into it.
The Kirk Estate offers meaningfully made, environmentally conscious items such as cold process soaps and small batch apothecary, made by hand using our own organically grown herbs, as well as artfully designed seed packets of our heirloom vegetables, herbs, and flowers.
Over the years The Kirk Estate has served as host to music performances, art installations, photo shoots, intimate events, and community gatherings, helping to unite aspiring artists and artisans with a community of like-minded individuals. In addition to farming and artisanship, Jen and Eric write and perform in their band The Parlor, which is named after a room in the farmhouse. The first single off their latest album Wahzu Wahzu premiered on Pitchfork. They have performed at the Farm Aid festival alongside music icons Neil Young, Willie Nelson, and Dave Matthews, and have shared the stage with bands including The Lumineers, Man Man, Willy Mason, Sharon Van Etten, and Phantogram. New album coming Fall 2017.
Notable Press for The Kirk Estate
Etsy Editor’s Picks Gifts for Everyone 2016
Etsy’s Spring Lookbook 2016
Etsy’s Holiday Press Event 2015
Green Wedding Shoes
New York Business Journal
Eco Chic Wedding
Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures Society
Notable Press for The Parlor
Consequence of Sound
The Wild Honey Pie
NY Daily News
The Battery; an award winning Independent Zombie Film
Tex Montana Will Survive!