Though initially interested in Agroforestry work through the Peace Corps, I fell in love with farming while interning on farms out West. Returning to my hometown of Battle Creek in 2008, I found the opportunity to educate and share the need for local, naturally-grown produce with our community by establishing Green Gardens. Farming is my passion. With the amazing support of customers, family, friends, and fellow farmers, Green Gardens became a reality and continues to expand its relationships throughout our community.
Summer 2008 led me to the Richland Farmers’ Market, where I ended up trading celery for Trent’s leftover sunflowers. The following spring, I started my route to Farmer by agreeing to a farm visit – and 5 years later, I’m still here, enjoying my life as a farmer’s wife, co-owner, Mama Hen, CEO of Marketing, and Chef Extraordinaire, all the while drumming up a passion in all of our wonderful customers for a continued love of healthy, local eating.
For those wishing to share their wonderful recipes or cooking tips with the farm or CSA members, please contact Sue via email. She is graciously volunteering her time by managing the recipes for the CSA and will again be creating the weekly recipe cards for the 2011 CSA boxes. We are very grateful for her help...she is allowing us to spend more time out in the field instead of at the computer.