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What are you grateful for?

I’m grateful to be a mama. I’m beyond thankful for my family.

I love being a farmer.

I’m grateful for my choices.

Do you believe that we are the sum of our choices?

Do you ever wonder where you’d be if you hadn’t made ‘this’ or ‘that’ decision?

It may seem that some decisions have been made for you or that you weren’t in control of them all… but I have come to realize that every fork in the road, no matter how big or small, has landed me right here.

And I love right here.
I choose to farm

It started as a little girl helping my Dad in our big home garden…my love of plants and animals grew and grew.

Sinking my hands into the soil, and nurturing plants and people, that’s my passion.

Today, I serve my family and this community by growing food.

But not just any food; this food.

And growing this food, this nutrient-dense, lovingly grown, hand-harvested organic produce, feeds my soul.

Nope, it’s not easy; but when you love & believe in something it’s easy to commit to.

Does anyone have kids, run a business, or get a college degree because they want the easy way?

The starting path

I graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in Integrated Biology.

I was premed and realized that probably wasn’t my path.

So my best friend (and roommate) and I thought about a little trip around the US. A 3rd friend wanted in. And she had a car so we thought it best to include her. We bought an annual National Park pass, packed our camping gear, and decided to hit as many craft breweries and National Parks as possible. Luckily, there weren’t many breweries back then compared to now. Ha ha.

That 5-month, 5,000-mile trip ignited my travel bug instead of quelling it.

I was dreaming of traipsing continents far away with a backpack and Lonely Planet guidebooks.

And so I did.

From Traveller to Teacher to Mom

After a little domestic & international travel I found my love of teaching at Jefferson High School in South Central Los Angeles.

Then I found my love of motherhood.

Growing food and feeding my body well always called to me.

With motherhood came a whole new passion for feeding my children the best food available…and I knew how to get it.

GROW IT.

The Road Less Traveled

This brings me to my choices today.

Being a part of a community has always been important to me.

I choose to sell directly to you, the consumer because it builds community.

I’m passionate about being a CSA farmer because I love serving you, the member, the foodie, the locavore, the busy mom, the home chef and the hard-working professional.

It’s fun to chat about recipe ideas or favorite ways to serve kohlrabi or garlic scapes when you come to pick up your CSA share or shop at the market.

I enjoy helping you with your home gardens and seeing vibrant pictures of your latest meal creation on the Farm-ily FB page.

I LOVE getting to know you, your kids, your dogs, your family, your way.

And most of all I love growing & sharing this nutrient-dense soul-nourishing food, this way of LIFE, with YOU.

So I will always stand by the motto ‘Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food’

I want you to know —Your Farmer wants to Know You too.

What better way to get to know your farmer than through CSA?

We can get up close and personal and keep that connection through growing seasons and years.

Want to know more about CSA, what it is, and how we do it? Click here to Read about CSA

Be well, and be grateful for all that you are. Until next time,

Lisa