Episode 41: Tiffany Bellfield


by Rodney Wilson

Hobby Farms Presents: Growing Good Tiffany Bellfield

Kentucky farmer and community organizer Tiffany Bellfield covers family land and legacies, pollinator habitats, Community Farm Alliance, and more on this episode of Hobby Farms Presents: Growing Good.

Hear about the deep history of Ballew Estates, the land that Tiffany’s great-grandfather, Atrus Ballew, who was born an enslaved person, eventually bought and Tiffany now stewards with her cousin, Jim Embry. Learn about how you can build up a natural pollinator habitat on your own farm.

Tiffany talks about being an herbalist and a doula and how opening her farm to women in the community is an act of holistic care. For anyone who’s visited the iconic Alfalfa Restaurant in Lexington, Kentucky, Tiffany gets personal about what the restaurant’s transition into catering and food truck has looked like and how that ties in with her struggle with heir’s property rights.

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Get to know the work of Community Farm Alliance in Kentucky, including the equity work this organization has committed to, which resulted in the Kentucky Black Farmer Fund. Also hear about why you should be paying attention to the Farm Bill and how the Inflation Reduction Act is and is not helping farmers—in particular BIPOC farmers.


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