Episode 18: Michelle Howell

HOBBY FARMS PRESENTS: GROWING GOOD

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 family’s diversified Need More Acres Farm in Scottsville, Kentucky. 

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 they’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 farm—the oldest having just decided he wants to farm full-time—and how that’s benefited not just the kids but the whole community. 

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.

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