I’ve never kept a blog before, but I think a lot of people are curious about what the day-to-day work on a farm entails, so I’m going to try blogging about it! If I disappear once the season gets busy, my sincere apologies. 🙂 For now, things are just getting started, and I’m too excited about what’s going on to keep it all to myself! So check back regularly for updates on what’s happening at Green Zameen Farm, and in my farming journey in general.
Some background on me:
This is my first year farming on my own. Actually, I’m not on my own at all–I owe endless gratitude to Bruce, Robin, Andy, and Susan Stewart, who are renting me an acre of their land and welcoming me into their wonderful (and extremely hardworking and knowlegable) family. And also to all the people at Turner Farm who have been and I’m pretty sure will continue to be an invaluable source of wisdom and encouragement (and comic relief…), and to Becky at Dangling Carrot Farm who will always be my inspiration.
Anyway. This is the first year I’m actually running my own business growing and selling vegetables. I fell in love with farming in 2012 when I started volunteering at the Dartmouth Organic Farm in New Hampshire. That was my senior year of college, and I had already applied to medical school, so I found myself in a bit of a pickle. I got into med school at Ohio State, and deferred matriculation for a year to keep working at the farm. Then there were a couple agonizing years of trying to figure out what I wanted to do, sort out priorities between financial security, following my heart, respecting my family’s wishes, doing what I felt was right in the big picture of the earth and the society I live in, etc… very stressful… anyway, long story short in early 2015 I decided to drop out of med school to focus on becoming a full-time farmer. I did an internship on Turner farm from April through October, and now I’m renting from the Stewart family and working on getting Green Zameen Farm started.
Okay. I’ll be back with more posts once I have actual farm stuff to post about. Thanks for visiting!