About Us

Founded by Nazirahk Amen, ND, L.Ac. and Scott Lastrapes, MD in 2004, Purple Mountain offers solutions to better health by providing and supporting local agricultural systems and services.  We have evolved from a vision of local food sustainability and helping our patients grow and eat their own food, to a regional enterprise helping farmers grow food by offering the highest quality tools, equipment, and services.  We support local agriculture, wherever you are.  Our starter plant motto is "Cosmically Attuned, Locally Grown". 

Nazirahk Amen has over 20 years of growing experience.  After growing up on a farm, his interest in organic farming was sparked by his spiritual teacher, Reverend Nazirmoreh Kedem ABRD, head of Nahziryah Monastic Community & Ecovillage in the Ozarks.  Our goal for many years has been to grow as much of the food we eat as possible and to help others do the same.