Farm Beginnings 2023 - 2024 Farmer Profiles

Rooted

Deirde Anderson & Micheal Anderson

Their Farm Summary & Mission

We are a sustainable midsize farm located in Southwest Illinois. We grow organic food and serve our surrounding community.

Best Take away from the Food Work's Farm Beginning Program

We learned that you do not have to be experienced or have a lot of land to farm; you just have to be willing to farm. Now, we can see the path to obtaining our goals.
Karen Jensen-Britton farm Visit

Britton Family Farm

Karen & Adam Britton

Their Farm Summary & Mission

Value-added products in conjunction with local farmers (chickens for local CSA)
Longer growing seasons for produce for winter markets

Best Take away from the Food Work's Farm Beginning Program

We learned a lot from the soil session. Liked going out to visit other farms.

Where to find Britton Family Farm's services

Sam King Farm Visit

Southview Garden

Sam & Elena King

Their Farm Summary & Mission

Our mission is to grow organic fruits, vegetables, and
flowers to provide for those around us and encourage
others to make the most of what they have.

Best Take away from the Food Work's Farm Beginning Program

Meeting the other farmers and farm mentors. The planning content was great.
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