Farmer Rick Steffen, and culinary instructor Katherine Deumling share their views about the future of small family farms.
Rick Steffen is a small farmer for all seasons. That’s because he grows a variety of crops, some unusual like his fruit orchards—inside 55 greenhouses, some a half-acre in size.
Anthony Boutard, of Ayers Creek Farm, is not your typical farmer. Trained as a forester, he and his wife, Carol, backed into farming – as he likes to tell it.
January 11, 2010 After all the planning, planting, and harvesting, how does a farmer get all that food distributed locally? “Even with bizarre weather patterns and climate change, even with the seemingly random challenges every natural system throws in one’s way, connecting the food they produce with the people who want to eat that food […]