The Farmers

The Owners

"With farming you can never be entirely in control. It takes on a life of its own, constantly surprising and challenging me."

Jenny

My background is in sculpture, and i like farming because it requires the same aesthetic consideration and problem solving skills.

 

With farming you can never be entirely in control of the form you’re creating. The design is there, the smart, sustainable skeleton, but then it takes on a life of its own and constantly surprises and challenges me.

 

Farming is beautiful because I get to be an inventor, spend all day outside,  and eat like a queen.

"Farming is beautiful because I get to be an inventor, spend all day outside,  and eat like a queen."

"I look to farming as a way to bring family and work-life closer, and to be in touch with the basic human need of happy, healthy food."

Lauren

I made a move into farming from the non-profit sector in 2010 due to my love of being outside.

 

I love interacting with our customers, the OCD of organizing vegetable sizes, and watching the family of hawks at Ironwood Farm swoop overhead during  the harvest.

 

I look to farming as a way to bring my family and work-life closer together. Importantly, it also keeps me in touch with my basic human need for nutritious, happy and healthy food.

"I farm because it matches up with my values and passions in life of eating well and using my body to meet my needs."

Aliyah

I farm because it matches up with my values and passions in life, which are primarily eating well and keeping my body healthy and in motion.

 

Farming gives me the opportunity to work outside and produce nutritious food that sustains both me and my community.

 

 I started Ironwood Farm alongside Jenny and Lauren because I value the support of our all-female team, and gain encouragement and inspiration as we problem solve together.

Meet our 2016 Farm Crew!

"At the end of the day, I'm just an animal foraging for food, in this case arugula and turnips."

Eva

I started working on farms in West Virginia, my home state. I moved to the Hudson Valley to learn more about organic farming and how to tackle issues of food insecurity in the face of mounting income inequality.

 

I also like farming because it keeps me happy and healthy. I’m drawn to being outside and working with my hands. I also thrive in the hot summer heat! At the end of the day, I’m just an animal foraging for food, in this case arugula and turnips

"I like growing because it's creative..."

Isabel

I got into farming through wine. I went to France and started working on vineyards.

 

I like growing because it's creative, but not in a self-centered way. Farmers help the land express itself. It pleases me that the same kind of carrot, planted in two different places, will taste slightly different.

 

Any vegetable is a record of a few weeks or months in a particular spot on the farm.

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