Four-season farmer Michelle Howell works at the intersection of farming, health, art and equity. In this podcast episode, hear about how Michelle has woven these aspects together at her familyâ€™s diversified Need More Acres Farm in Scottsville, Kentucky.Â
Michelle walks us through what a week looks like on the farm, beginning with their harvest day, working with 20 to 30 different produce items, year-round. Learn from their creative, community-centric marketing approach (some customers get 80 percent or more of their food from the farm!) and the ways theyâ€™ve created new opportunities to put their food into the hands of more people, including through the HOTEL, INC food pantry, Community Farmers Market and a brand new meal-kit service.
She tells us how she and her husband, Nathan, have encouraged all five of their children to be involved in the farmâ€”the oldest having just decided he wants to farm full-timeâ€”and how thatâ€™s benefited not just the kids but the whole community.Â
Finally, get tips from Michelle about growing diverse crops year-round, not just for your own home use but as a marketing outlet in itself.