Erica’s drive and passion propelled the couple to turn Riverside Maple into the bustling operation it is today.As we finished our day, walking through the beautiful maple forest, she explained that to her, the very best part about the farm is getting to share this little slice of heaven with others!
From a young girl with a love of science and growing food in the family garden to being the Head Grower at an indoor facility producing millions of pounds of produce a year, the path of FarmHer Denise DeRue has been a fun one!
Shelly had been working at the company for years and was ready for the leap. Today they run Boshart Trucking, coordinating a fleet of over 30 trucks that are constantly moving around the Pacific Northwest, moving straw, and other commodities.
Bustling is just about the perfect word for the Ed Dunneback and Girls farm. Between Suanne, her daughters and the whole host of other family members who work so very hard to keep the tradition alive and make the farm work, they are a bustling family. From sun-up to sun-down they go, go, go. All for the love of family, love of the farm, and a passion for spreading that love to their community and anyone else who might find themselves driving down their Michigan road.
The Freund farm and the FarmHers that are behind it are just so cool. They are a story of a bustling farm market, a methane digester and Cow Pots. They are a story of sustainability, innovation and, well, Poo!
That discover turned into a passion project, then catapulted into a business where she harvests sea salt from water collected out of Bull’s Bay in South Carolina. A few times a week she hooks up her truck to the trailer with huge tanks and drives the five smiles out to Bulls Bay. There she hooks up her pump and hoses and gets to work collecting the water.
With the day nearly done, the family gathered up outside where I was in for one more treat…quite possibly my favorite, a small show. From the tiniest ones to the eldest, everyone played their instruments, bursting with pride. Emma’s sweet voice and rhythmic fiddle rose above the rest...
Krista Tavares has a passion for plants. She grew up in suburban Los Angeles to parents who had no connection to agriculture. In Kindergarten she was introduced to growing plants through a raised bed garden at school and the rest is history.
Gale Ferranto is a mushroom FarmHer with a spirit and enthusiasm that is second to none. Gale is the President of her family’s business Buona Foods and works closely with family to grow the fabulous fungi!
In the heart of Philadelphia sits one of the few agricultural schools in the United States, Walter B. High School. This urban school is unique, with a working 130-acre farm serving the students and community.
From roots in cattle and a passion for raising livestock in a way that mattered to them, they have created a successful and quickly growing business. It hasn’t only brought growth to their family and farm, but also to the small town of Bluffton, GA.