Doug Menuez documents life at Field Apothecary & Herb Farm, a small New York farm founded by two former Brooklynites

Earlier this year, Doug Menuez began documenting the daily life and work on a small farm in upstate New York started by a Brooklyn couple who had left the city behind to start a new adventure. Doug knew the couple well: Dana Eudy was a senior photographer’s agent here at Stockland Martel, and her artist husband, Michael Eudy, used to install the exhibitions at the Stockland Martel gallery.

Dana and Michael lived a classic Brooklyn life, complete with a brownstone and a backyard, but different ambitions were calling their name. After much hard work, they established Field Apothecary & Herb Farm in bucolic Germantown, New York. Doug has been photographing the couple and their two young children as they work the land and build their business, which ranges from on-site workshops to selling the herbs they grow and harvest by hand.

“I think they are pioneers, representative of a new back-to-the-land movement, revitalizing rural culture and building a new life for themselves,” says Doug. “It’s very courageous of them and so much work. There is a lot of love on that farm.”

Here’s a small preview of Doug’s ongoing photo project: “Field: A Love Story.”

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Michael Eudy. Photo by Doug Menuez.

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Dana Eudy. Photo by Doug Menuez.

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Dana working in the kitchen with the couple’s two children. Photo by Doug Menuez.

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6 Comments

  1. Josh Marianelli
    Posted 08/07/2013 at 12:07 pm | Permalink

    Awesome! Go Eudy’s Go – looking forward to visiting the next time we are back East. Great shots Doug!

  2. Posted 08/07/2013 at 12:38 pm | Permalink

    Wonderful work Doug. I am thrilled to see Dana and her family living
    the good life. How rewarding and rich indeed. many thanks for sharing your amazing warm personal pictures.

    Stephanie

  3. Posted 08/07/2013 at 1:30 pm | Permalink

    I have always admired Doug’s work and his ability to dig into the soul of his subjects. I’m also impressed with Dana’s family’s decision jumping ship for a brand new experience. It won’t be easy but the adventures will continue and it’s just part of the journey.
    Good luck to you all
    bruce

  4. Cynthia
    Posted 08/07/2013 at 3:40 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful series of images. Really enjoy the mix of black and white and color.

  5. Jorg Badura
    Posted 08/07/2013 at 9:39 pm | Permalink

    Doug, having visited the farm not too long ago your images brought me back there beautifully. Your images are touching and honest. It is hard work they are doing, but they get to touch mother earth everyday, what could be more enriching ?
    Jorg

  6. Posted 09/19/2013 at 11:12 am | Permalink

    Doug thank you for sharing their story. The pictures are beautiful.
    I lost touch with Dana and absolutely loved working with her. I am glad they are doing well. I will have to try to reach out to her.

    Marialys


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