#femalefoodheros

I've gotten really interested in mushrooms over the past few years. Identifying wild ones and cultivating them here at the farm. These beautiful oysters were from a @fieldandforestproducts kit. Last week, I took the spent block of mycelium and tried creating my own kits. Checked on them today and I'm seeing signs of growth already! I'd eventually like to offer fresh mushrooms at the farm stand, and maybe grow your own kits as well. What do you think- would you rather buy mushrooms or try growing your own? (The kits would produce in just a week or two!)
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#pleasantvalleyfarm #mushrooms #proudtobepartofthisrottingworld #mushroomsofinstagram #mushroomkit #oystermushrooms #growyourown #farmersmarket #healthyeating #learnsomethingnew #womenwhofarm #femalefoodheros #iamamodernfarmer #iamcountryside #homesteadersofinstagram #homesteadersofamerica #funwithfungi #pennsylvaniafarms #pennsylvaniaproduce #buyfreshbuylocal #mycology #mycophile
Sally Kaptein arrived in Castlemaine, in 2001 and loved the wineries but wondered, where were the food producers? "The answer was to start a farmers’ market, which has turned into a huge success. The market, now operates on the first Sunday in the month in the middle of Castlemaine, and boasts more than 50 stalls featuring produce grown with passion." says Sally.

Sally loves how the community have welcomed the market and her heart sings to see local families as well as out-of-towners mingle today.

Sally shared a recipe using produce easily sourced from any true farmers’ market. She suggests serving with dollops of goat’s cheese (and we think that sounds like a very good idea). This little morsel was prepared for our eyes by @oliverford, @Murford, @sjhallett01 and Annie Logue.

And if this snap has you as hungry as we are, you best hop on over and preorder our beautiful book (link in bio)

#feedthefarmer
It's to start some of our first seeds for the season. This is one of the most exciting times of the year. Full of Hope and dreams. Spring is just one month away!

#communitysupportedagriculture #farminglife #thankafarmerforyournextmeal #supportlocal #farmanimals #sustainableliving #homesteading  #farmfresh #womenwhofarm #raisedbeds #femalefoodheros

#womenfarmers #womeninag #knowyourfarmer #localfoodforlife #foodsecurity #smallfarm #organicfarming #organicfarm #meetyourfarm #slowfood #locavore #localfoodfirst #traversecity #puremichigan #michigan #tcmi #puremittenpride #grandtraverseliving #williamsburgmi
Rumor has it if you find the white sunflower shoot off the tray, it’s good luck. Bring on the good tidings 🍀🙌🏼👩🏻‍🌾
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Fun fact: they actually call this a “bleached” micro, even tho no bleach has ever touched these greens.
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#beardedbirdsfarm #myfourleafclover #luckycharm #sunflowershoot #alwayslearning #surprise #microgreens #ladyfarmer #womenwhofarm #femalefarmer #femalefoodheros #whywegrow #saludanc #polknc #polkcountyfarmer
Traditionally you have to pay for in full to purchase a share. I love that I can offer payment plans now. It makes our shares so much more accessible to people

#communitysupportedagriculture #farminglife #thankafarmerforyournextmeal #supportlocal #farmanimals #sustainableliving #homesteading  #farmfresh #womenwhofarm #raisedbeds #femalefoodheros

#womenfarmers #womeninag #knowyourfarmer #localfoodforlife #foodsecurity #smallfarm #organicfarming #organicfarm #meetyourfarm #slowfood #locavore #localfoodfirst #traversecity #puremichigan #michigan #tcmi #puremittenpride #grandtraverseliving #williamsburgmi
Fainting Robin live with our baby chicks! Check us out on YouTube https://youtu.be/wLK1k2HY8YU

#babychicks #chicken #chickens #chickenlady #womenfarmers #womeninag #knowyourfarmer #localfoodforlife #foodsecurity #smallfarm #organicfarming #organicfarm #meetyourfarm #slowfood #locavore #localfoodfirst #traversecity #puremichigan #michigan #tcmi #puremittenpride #grandtraverseliving #williamsburgmi #farmanimals #sustainableliving #homesteading  #farmfresh #womenwhofarm #crazychickenlady #femalefoodheros
Thank you @womenwhofarm for profiling our amazing Megs!
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Meghan McEachern of @stowellakefarm "The longer I grow food, the more I see my role as a caretaker of the land that I’m working on.
As a caretaker, I’m encouraged to think of all the relationships that are affected by how we tend the soil and produce our food.
From this vantage point, my focus is not just on the present economics of how we can grow food to pay our bills and eat today, but also thinking about how the next generations of children and creatures will be able to interact and live off this land.
I see all these interactions of equal importance, which inspires me to find new techniques and ways to farm where regenerating the land, and economics are not at odds."
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#womenwhofarm #femalefoodheros #rolemodel #womenfarmers #womeninag #farmlife #farm #farmersmarket #iamamodernfarmer #organicfarming #smallfarm #knowyourfarmer #meetyourfarmer #community #foodsecurity #foodjustice #celebratingwomeninagriculture #localfoodforlife #womenfarmers #changeishere #whywegrow
Meghan McEachern of @stowellakefarm "The longer I grow food, the more I see my role as a caretaker of the land that I’m working on.
As a caretaker, I’m encouraged to think of all the relationships that are affected by how we tend the soil and produce our food.
From this vantage point, my focus is not just on the present economics of how we can grow food to pay our bills and eat today, but also thinking about how the next generations of children and creatures will be able to interact and live off this land.
I see all these interactions of equal importance, which inspires me to find new techniques and ways to farm where regenerating the land, and economics are not at odds."
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#womenwhofarm #femalefoodheros #rolemodel #womenfarmers #womeninag #farmlife #farm #farmersmarket #iamamodernfarmer #organicfarming #smallfarm #knowyourfarmer #meetyourfarmer #community #foodsecurity #foodjustice #celebratingwomeninagriculture #localfoodforlife #womenfarmers #changeishere #whywegrow
I managed to setup a live stream with an old phone with a broken screen! Check out my baby chicks at. just put that in the top bar on your browser to see what the babies are up to. Can I just say I am pretty proud of myself for making this happen! Only took me like 3 hours 😄
Correction I am still working on this but I swear I'm gonna make it work💪
#babychicks #chicken #chickens #chickenlady #womenfarmers #womeninag #knowyourfarmer #localfoodforlife #foodsecurity #smallfarm #organicfarming #organicfarm #meetyourfarm #slowfood #locavore #localfoodfirst #traversecity #puremichigan #michigan #tcmi #puremittenpride #grandtraverseliving #williamsburgmi #farmanimals #sustainableliving #homesteading  #farmfresh #womenwhofarm #crazychickenlady #femalefoodheros
The babies have arrived! I am going chick crazy😍

#babychicks #chicken #chickens #chickenlady #womenfarmers #womeninag #knowyourfarmer #localfoodforlife #foodsecurity #smallfarm #organicfarming #organicfarm #meetyourfarm #slowfood #locavore #localfoodfirst #traversecity #puremichigan #michigan #tcmi #puremittenpride #grandtraverseliving #williamsburgmi #farmanimals #sustainableliving #homesteading  #farmfresh #womenwhofarm #crazychickenlady #femalefoodheros
#Repost @womenwhofarm with @get_repost
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Kate Spring of @goodheartfarmstead "Women's work - what does that phrase bring to mind? Do you see women hauling compost, driving tractors, working in the rain and cold, tending the land, planting crops, and teaching the next generation how our actions today will help sow our future reality?

That's what I see. It's what I live.

I had the enormous benefit of beginning my farming career on women-owned farms. To sow my first seeds in soil tended to by people who didn't doubt my strength or ability helped me dig deeper and prove myself when I ran into someone who did.

These days I'm not so interested in proving myself as I am interested in being an example to my son, teaching and growing and sharing experiences of soil, seedlings, and the possibilities that sprout when we connect with the land."

Tag a female farmer, gardener, or general bad-ass woman who's working to grow a better, more deeply rooted and nourishing future.

High-fives to all the women I've met here in the insta-verse, I'm so grateful to grow these connections #womensworkwednesday hosted by @love_and_lavender
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#womenwhofarm #femalefoodheros #rolemodel #womenfarmers #womeninag #farmlife #farm #farmersmarket #iamamodernfarmer #organicfarming #smallfarm #knowyourfarmer #meetyourfarmer #community #foodsecurity #foodjustice #celebratingwomeninagriculture #localfoodforlife #womenfarmers #changeishere #whywegrow
Kate Spring of @goodheartfarmstead "Women's work - what does that phrase bring to mind? Do you see women hauling compost, driving tractors, working in the rain and cold, tending the land, planting crops, and teaching the next generation how our actions today will help sow our future reality?

That's what I see. It's what I live.

I had the enormous benefit of beginning my farming career on women-owned farms. To sow my first seeds in soil tended to by people who didn't doubt my strength or ability helped me dig deeper and prove myself when I ran into someone who did.

These days I'm not so interested in proving myself as I am interested in being an example to my son, teaching and growing and sharing experiences of soil, seedlings, and the possibilities that sprout when we connect with the land."

Tag a female farmer, gardener, or general bad-ass woman who's working to grow a better, more deeply rooted and nourishing future.

High-fives to all the women I've met here in the insta-verse, I'm so grateful to grow these connections #womensworkwednesday hosted by @love_and_lavender
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#womenwhofarm #femalefoodheros #rolemodel #womenfarmers #womeninag #farmlife #farm #farmersmarket #iamamodernfarmer #organicfarming #smallfarm #knowyourfarmer #meetyourfarmer #community #foodsecurity #foodjustice #celebratingwomeninagriculture #localfoodforlife #womenfarmers #changeishere #whywegrow
Yum! I am a peanuts in everything kind of girl!

#communitysupportedagriculture #farminglife #thankafarmerforyournextmeal #supportlocal #farmanimals #sustainableliving #homesteading  #farmfresh #womenwhofarm #raisedbeds #femalefoodheros

#womenfarmers #womeninag #knowyourfarmer #localfoodforlife #foodsecurity #smallfarm #organicfarming #organicfarm #meetyourfarm #slowfood #locavore #localfoodfirst #traversecity #puremichigan #michigan #tcmi #puremittenpride #grandtraverseliving #williamsburgmi
Happy customers make happy farmers

#communitysupportedagriculture #farminglife #thankafarmerforyournextmeal #supportlocal #farmanimals #sustainableliving #homesteading  #farmfresh #womenwhofarm #raisedbeds #femalefoodheros

#womenfarmers #womeninag #knowyourfarmer #localfoodforlife #foodsecurity #smallfarm #organicfarming #organicfarm #meetyourfarm #slowfood #locavore #localfoodfirst #traversecity #puremichigan #michigan #tcmi #puremittenpride #grandtraverseliving #williamsburgmi
Just call me a chicken wrangler

#communitysupportedagriculture #farminglife #thankafarmerforyournextmeal #supportlocal #farmanimals #sustainableliving #homesteading  #farmfresh #womenwhofarm #raisedbeds #femalefoodheros

#womenfarmers #womeninag #knowyourfarmer #localfoodforlife #foodsecurity #smallfarm #organicfarming #organicfarm #meetyourfarm #slowfood #locavore #localfoodfirst #traversecity #puremichigan #michigan #tcmi #puremittenpride #grandtraverseliving #williamsburgmi
Love this 📷 from @highmowingorganicseeds
The seeds of our beautiful planet are so rich and diverse, let's keep it that way, #fuckmonsanto #nogmo
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Pretty stoked to be playing with some new micros in the greenhouse this past week.
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This beauty is a lettuce mix that will be at market next weekend for sale! I’ll have two small 5x5 trays for purchase. Excited to see how these babies turn out 🥬 🌱👩🏻‍🌾
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What microgreens would you like to see at market? Comment to let me know!
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#beardedbirdsfarm #microgreens #lettucemicrogreens #lettuce #saludanc #greenhouse #greenhousefarmer #polkcountync #polkcountyfarmer #ladyfarmer #femalefarmer #femalefoodheros #womenwhofarm #whywegrow #eatyourgreens #grazemygreens #thankafarmer #knowyourfarmer #meetyourfarmer #polkcountyfarmersmarket #columbusnc
Lambing season came to a close this morning when one of our ewes had twins. The biggest surprise was Chocolate's delivery yesterday, the first set of triplets to be born here in years!
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Chicken selfie 🐔🤳 gotta hand it to these ladies, they are some serious badasses. Made it through those below zero temps like it was nothing. Now they get relax and enjoy these balmy 30 degree days🌴☀️⛱️ #babychicks #chicken #chickens #chickenlady #womenfarmers #womeninag #knowyourfarmer #localfoodforlife #foodsecurity #smallfarm #organicfarming #organicfarm #meetyourfarm #slowfood #locavore #localfoodfirst #traversecity #puremichigan #michigan #tcmi #puremittenpride #grandtraverseliving #williamsburgmi #farmanimals #sustainableliving #homesteading  #farmfresh #womenwhofarm #crazychickenlady #femalefoodheros
Market is happening until noon at @ruralseed 🌱 We have a seed swap happening today, 10% off your meal at the restaurant when you spend $10 total with vendors, and a seed starting demo! It may be chilly out, but at least it’s sunny, so come see us!
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Looking forward to meeting all our amazing new members this summer!

#communitysupportedagriculture #farminglife #thankafarmerforyournextmeal #supportlocal #farmanimals #sustainableliving #homesteading  #farmfresh #womenwhofarm #raisedbeds #femalefoodheros

#womenfarmers #womeninag #knowyourfarmer #localfoodforlife #foodsecurity #smallfarm #organicfarming #organicfarm #meetyourfarm #slowfood #locavore #localfoodfirst #traversecity #puremichigan #michigan #tcmi #puremittenpride #grandtraverseliving #williamsburgmi
#Repost @womenwhofarm
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@heartansoil Best little helper.
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#farmkids #smallfarm #meetyourfarmer #localfoodforlife #littlefarmer #marketfarm #marketfarming #caterpillartunnel
Loving these Gothic Tunnels from @farmersfriendllc
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Warm thoughts for this crazy weather we have been having

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Giving a big shoutout to Newman’s Restaurant located at The Orchard Inn in Saluda for jumping on board the microgreen train 🌱 Excited to be working with another local business, and grateful for their support. I see big things to come working with their chef. I’m stoked! 👩🏻‍🌾
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P.S. The restaurant is named after their cat (and they have 2 adorable boxers on the property too) who is just the cutest biggest fluff ball 🐱 Food, mountains and animals, what more could you ask for😃💚
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I am so excited for this summer and all the amazing new share members we will get to meet!

#communitysupportedagriculture #farminglife #thankafarmerforyournextmeal #supportlocal #farmanimals #sustainableliving #homesteading  #farmfresh #womenwhofarm #raisedbeds #femalefoodheros

#womenfarmers #womeninag #knowyourfarmer #localfoodforlife #foodsecurity #smallfarm #organicfarming #organicfarm #meetyourfarm #slowfood #locavore #localfoodfirst #traversecity #puremichigan #michigan #tcmi #puremittenpride #grandtraverseliving #williamsburgmi
This morning I thought I was going to post about how awesome my smoothie was with my micro greens blended in to help fight off this cold.
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But now I’m posting about how AMAZING my friends are that came out to help clear invasive trees and plants off the property to prep for spring beds, and hopefully one day, mushroom logs. Can’t say thank you enough to @eric.l.johnston , @skrabbitskrabbit , and @roasted_newt for all their help and hard work today. Had a blast with Regina (who works with @mtntrue ) who taught me even more about invasive and responsible ways of getting rid of them to keep your ground floor and other species protected and thriving.
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Grateful for friends and community that support these great outdoors and me in my endeavors to grow good food. Y’all ROCK ✌️💚👩🏻‍🌾🌱
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I mean I had to throw the smoothie in somewhere 🍹 .
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Meet Rachel, first generation farmer and owner of @spiritofwalloon, a sustainably produced vegetable and flower farm in Northern Michigan. This women operated farm inspired us and the amazing @254south who funded the grant with us. Thanks to both of you for your work in the good food movement. 🍓
When you join Fainting Robin CSA you don't just get a farmer you get a baker too. I have been having fun lately experimenting with 5 minutes a day artisan bread and I have been really happy with the results. I don't have a lot of time for baking but lately we have had fresh baked bread every morning in our house
https://www.splendidtable.org/recipes/five-minute-artisan-bread🍞👃❤️ #communitysupportedagriculture #farminglife #thankafarmerforyournextmeal #supportlocal #farmanimals #sustainableliving #homesteading  #farmfresh #womenwhofarm #raisedbeds #femalefoodheros

#womenfarmers #womeninag #knowyourfarmer #localfoodforlife #foodsecurity #smallfarm #organicfarming #organicfarm #meetyourfarm #slowfood #locavore #localfoodfirst #traversecity #puremichigan #michigan #tcmi #puremittenpride #grandtraverseliving #williamsburgmi
Nice feedback from @faintingrobinfarm ! Thanks it’s good to work with you too! “Working with Harvie has been such amazing and exciting experience. I so thankful that @benklinefarms encouraged me to sign up❤️ #communitysupportedagriculture #farminglife #thankafarmerforyournextmeal #supportlocal #farmanimals #sustainableliving #homesteading  #farmfresh #womenwhofarm #raisedbeds #femalefoodheros

#womenfarmers #womeninag #knowyourfarmer #localfoodforlife #foodsecurity #smallfarm #organicfarming #organicfarm #meetyourfarm #slowfood #locavore #localfoodfirst #traversecity #puremichigan #michigan #tcmi #puremittenpride #grandtraverseliving #williamsburgmi”
Getting ready for this summer. Been doing lots of planning. People often think farming is just putting seeds in the ground but it's a whole lot more. Garden planning, seed ordering, recruiting new members, caring for livestock, paperwork, paperwork, and more paperwork. Not to mention the three year old whole dropped off that delicious plastic breakfast for me😄

#communitysupportedagriculture #farminglife #thankafarmerforyournextmeal #supportlocal #farmanimals #sustainableliving #homesteading  #farmfresh #womenwhofarm #raisedbeds #femalefoodheros

#womenfarmers #womeninag #knowyourfarmer #localfoodforlife #foodsecurity #smallfarm #organicfarming #organicfarm #meetyourfarm #slowfood #locavore #localfoodfirst #traversecity #puremichigan #michigan #tcmi #puremittenpride #grandtraverseliving #williamsburgmi
Working with Harvie has been such amazing and exciting experience. I so thankful that @benklinefarms encouraged me to sign up❤️ #communitysupportedagriculture #farminglife #thankafarmerforyournextmeal #supportlocal #farmanimals #sustainableliving #homesteading  #farmfresh #womenwhofarm #raisedbeds #femalefoodheros

#womenfarmers #womeninag #knowyourfarmer #localfoodforlife #foodsecurity #smallfarm #organicfarming #organicfarm #meetyourfarm #slowfood #locavore #localfoodfirst #traversecity #puremichigan #michigan #tcmi #puremittenpride #grandtraverseliving #williamsburgmi
It doesn't look like it, but it was 61 degrees today so I tackled cleaning the seed starting greenhouse like this do each year. Organizing supplies, taking inventory, and straightening up to begin a new growing season. Except this year was the final cleanout, all supplies were moved. This building is the best to be replaced...in getting a new seed starting greenhouse! While I'm so excited about a new and larger space, it was surprisingly bittersweet today as I said goodbye to the place I learned to do so many things. But new things are in progress... swipe to see!
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Just put our order in for layers! Be on the lookout for cute baby chick photos🐥😍 #babychicks #chicken #chickens #chickenlady #womenfarmers #womeninag #knowyourfarmer #localfoodforlife #foodsecurity #smallfarm #organicfarming #organicfarm #meetyourfarm #slowfood #locavore #localfoodfirst #traversecity #puremichigan #michigan #tcmi #puremittenpride #grandtraverseliving #williamsburgmi #farmanimals #sustainableliving #homesteading  #farmfresh #womenwhofarm #crazychickenlady #femalefoodheros
Even your furbabies can benefit from Grazing My Greens 🌱🐰🐶💚👩🏻‍🌾 #Repost @beardedbirdsfarm with @get_repost
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Dropping off a harvested mat of pea shoots (for a rabbit)and a bag of broccoli micros (for the pups) for the owners of @purrrfectbark yesterday 🐰 🐶
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Not only are microgreens good for the hoomans but they are super nutritious for your pets too! As always ask your vets advice for when feeding raw, but I can tell you, these are a hit with these fur babies, and mine!
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Crossing my fingers for a fun announcement relating to pups and microgreens coming soon 🤞 🌱
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Dropping off a harvested mat of pea shoots (for a rabbit)and a bag of broccoli micros (for the pups) for the owners of @purrrfectbark yesterday 🐰 🐶
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Not only are microgreens good for the hoomans but they are super nutritious for your pets too! As always ask your vets advice for when feeding raw, but I can tell you, these are a hit with these fur babies, and mine!
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Crossing my fingers for a fun announcement relating to pups and microgreens coming soon 🤞 🌱
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Shannon Whamond of @hillviewfarms: “Despite the gruelling hours, ever-evolving to-do lists, and perpetual state of uncertainty that is inherent in this industry... I know that I am privileged to call myself a farmer and I am determined to use this title to do my part in bettering the world around me. Yes, sometimes I get overwhelmed with the big picture of it all - it's hard not to… we are up against a greed driven, industrialised food system that fuels the impending threat of climate change. It is easy to become discouraged with the knowledge of this machine at work, while meanwhile I’m just over here scrambling to find time to keep weeds from overtaking my farm. It can be a lot, but one of the many lessons that farming has taught me is that the tiniest acts of compassion have the potential to make big impacts, and I feel strongly that we are working towards a greater goal. It’s more than providing food, it’s connecting our community to the planet for a sustainable future.” via #womenwhofarm #femalefoodheros #rolemodel #womenfarmers #womeninag #farmlife #farm #farmersmarket #iamamodernfarmer #organicfarming #smallfarm #knowyourfarmer #meetyourfarmer #community #foodsecurity #foodjustice #celebratingwomeninagriculture #localfoodforlife #womenfarmers #changeishere #whywegrow
Sign up now for a summer full of yum👩‍🌾 #communitysupportedagriculture #farminglife #thankafarmerforyournextmeal #supportlocal #farmanimals #sustainableliving #homesteading  #farmfresh #womenwhofarm #raisedbeds #femalefoodheros

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I spy with my little eye some new farm swag that will be available soon! Because let’s be real, who doesn’t love a sticker!?
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Love it when my customers bring their own containers. It’s not only pretty to look at, but it saves you money, and saves Mother Earth from more waste 🌎 🌱
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I’m at the Columbus Farmers’ Market every Saturday this winter at @ruralseed , so come by and Graze My Greens 👩🏻‍🌾
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#beardedbirdsfarm #grazemygreens #columbusncfarmersmarket #polkcountyfarmersmarket #polkcountync #polkcountyfarmer #ladyfarmer #womenwhofarm #femalefarmer #femalefoodheros #saludanc #iamyourfarmer #thankafarmer #meetyourfarmer #knowyourfarmer
One thing I love about growing food is how it becomes art. The most intricate, beautiful and yet flawless designs, when given just a little love 🌱
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This is a harvested mat of pea shoots, and the roots always amaze me! I keep thinking of what I can make with the leftover mats to capture the beauty of such ferocious root systems.
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This mat was created in 13 days- that’s from seed to harvest. Amazing, right? Come get some of these Pea Shoots and more tomorrow at the Columbus Indoor Winter Farmers’ Market at @ruralseed from 9-12!
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#beardedbirdsfarm #whywegrow #foodisart #foodbecomesart #ladyfarmer #femalefarmer #femalefoodheros #microgreens #peashoots #womenwhofarm #womeninag #polkcountync #polkcountyfarmer #thankafarmer #knowyourfarmer #meetyourfarmer #iamyourfarmer#saludanc #columbusnc #ruralseedrestaurant #columbusnc #columbusncfarmersmarket #polkcountyfarmersmarket
Sunflowers only 6 months away🌱🌻 #communitysupportedagriculture #farminglife #thankafarmerforyournextmeal #supportlocal #farmanimals #sustainableliving #homesteading  #farmfresh #womenwhofarm #raisedbeds #femalefoodheros
#womenfarmers #womeninag #knowyourfarmer #localfoodforlife #foodsecurity #smallfarm #organicfarming #organicfarm #meetyourfarm #slowfood #locavore #localfoodfirst #traversecity #puremichigan #michigan #tcmi #puremittenpride #grandtraverseliving #williamsburgmi
What a cool company! If you haven’t checked out @beedowntown, you should! “Bee Downtown sponsored hives allow businesses to play a direct role in stabilizing honey bee populations. Our carefully crafted program ensures expert maintenance of hives and tailored corporate social responsibility initiatives throughout the year to create a custom annual environmental impact report for each of our partners”
These Miami F1 #carrot seeds passed another germination test with flying colors. 🥕👍
Support Local🐥🥕🦋🌱 #communitysupportedagriculture #farminglife #thankafarmerforyournextmeal #supportlocal #farmanimals #sustainableliving #homesteading  #farmfresh #womenwhofarm #raisedbeds #femalefoodheros
#womenfarmers #womeninag #knowyourfarmer #localfoodforlife #foodsecurity #smallfarm #organicfarming #organicfarm #meetyourfarm #slowfood #locavore #localfoodfirst #traversecity #puremichigan #michigan #michiganders #puremittenpride #grandtraverseliving #greatlakesstate
Shoutout to all the female farmers out there! The powerful force behind our produce deserves all the 💚💚💚 in the world. 📷: @foodtank
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#femalefoodheros #rolemodel #womenfarmers #womeninag #farmlife #farm #farmersmarket #iamamodernfarmer #organicfarming #smallfarm #knowyourfarmer #meetyourfarmer #community #foodsecurity #foodjustice #celebratingwomeninagriculture #localfoodforlife #womenfarmers #changeishere #whywegrow #thankfulnotwasteful #thankyoufarmer #farmtotable #proclamationgoods #sustainablefood #locallysourced #homechef #americancooking #cookware #kitchenware
@heartansoil Best little helper.
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#farmkids #smallfarm #meetyourfarmer #localfoodforlife #littlefarmer #marketfarm #marketfarming #caterpillartunnel
Loving these Gothic Tunnels from @farmersfriendllc
#womenwhofarm #femalefoodheros #rolemodel #womenfarmers #womeninag #farmlife #farm #farmersmarket #iamamodernfarmer #gabriola #organicfarming #smallfarm #knowyourfarmer #meetyourfarmer #community #foodsecurity #foodjustice #celebratingwomeninagriculture #localfoodforlife #womenfarmers #changeishere #whywegrow
Livestock chores done and everyone is surviving the temps just fine. Can't wait for warmer days

#communitysupportedagriculture #farminglife #thankafarmerforyournextmeal #supportlocal #farmanimals #sustainableliving #homesteading  #farmfresh #womenwhofarm #raisedbeds #femalefoodheros

#womenfarmers #womeninag #knowyourfarmer #localfoodforlife #foodsecurity #smallfarm #organicfarming #organicfarm #meetyourfarm #slowfood #locavore #localfoodfirst #traversecity #puremichigan #michigan #michiganders #puremittenpride #grandtraverseliving #greatlakesstate
Two weeks ago today, we brought these two bottle baby calves home. We do out best to get them off to a great start so they are currently rocking calf coats. I've taught myself how to sew over the past few years and I am proud to say I made them out of denim with fleece lining. It's a big help for the little ones when we get extremely cold weather like this week will bring! It was -11 this morning and things will get colder yet. Besides sewing for our critters, I also make aprons and bags available in our #etsyshop Of course you can find #linkinbio .
@iamcountryside
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#pleasantvalleyfarm #smallfarm #homestead#homesteadersofamerica #homesteadersofinstagram #countrysidethemeoftheweek #iamcountryside #countryliving #cowsofinsta #calves #cows #adorableanimals #extremeweather #pennsylvaniaweather #pennsylvaniafarms #iamamodernfarmer #womeninag #womenwhofarm #femalefoodheros #farmher #farm365 #knowyourfarmer #knowyourfood #farmbabies #etsyseller #etsyfinds #etsymaker
I’m headed off today for a Young Farmers and Ranchers Conference with @ncfarmbureau , but have no fear market customers, my greens will still be available for purchase tomorrow at the @polkcountyfm at @ruralseed 🌱
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Tomorrow will be “Pay to the Honor Jar” day at the market for a bag of microgreens! I’ll have sunflower and pea shoots available already pre-bagged in 1 ounce portions. $4 for one bag, and $7 for two! I trust my customers, so grab a bag (or two), drop the cash in the jar, and enjoy! Remember, when you get home to put your micros in a sealed container. They don’t like air or extra moisture!
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Sad I’ll miss market with all you fabulous people tomorrow, but here’s to learning more about farm life, so in the future I can serve you all better! Learning how to take care of people through food and this beautiful earth is always top priority over here at Bearded Birds 💚 Here’s to continued education and growth! I’ll be back in person next weekend!
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#beardedbirdsfarm #alwayslearning #womenwhofarm #womeninag #ladyfarmer #femalefarmer #femalefoodheros #feedpeoplegoodfood #polkcountyfarmer #polkcountync #whywegrow #saludanc #columbusnc #tryonnc #ruralseedrestaurant #columbusfarmersmarket #polkcountyfarmersmarket #thankafarmer #meetyourfarmer #knowyourfarmer
I’m headed off today for a Young Farmers and Ranchers Conference with @ncfarmbureau , but have no fear market customers, my greens will still be available for purchase tomorrow at the @polkcountyfm at @ruralseed 🌱
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Tomorrow will be “Pay to the Honor Jar” day at the market for a bag of microgreens! I’ll have sunflower and pea shoots available already pre-bagged in 1 ounce portions. $4 for one bag, and $7 for two! I trust my customers, so grab a bag (or two), drop the cash in the jar, and enjoy! Remember, when you get home to put your micros in a sealed container. They don’t like air or extra moisture!
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Sad I’ll miss market with all you fabulous people tomorrow, but here’s to learning more about farm life, so in the future I can serve you all better! Learning how to take care of people through food and this beautiful earth is always top priority over here at Bearded Birds 💚 Here’s to continued education and growth! I’ll be back in person next weekend!
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#beardedbirdsfarm #alwayslearning #womenwhofarm #womeninag #ladyfarmer #femalefarmer #femalefoodheros #feedpeoplegoodfood #polkcountyfarmer #polkcountync #whywegrow #saludanc #columbusnc #tryonnc #ruralseedrestaurant #columbusfarmersmarket #polkcountyfarmersmarket #thankafarmer #meetyourfarmer #knowyourfarmer
#Repost @womenwhofarm
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Charlotte Prud'Homme @groovehommes "I started thinking about sustainable agriculture and food security as a senior in high school after I attended the Woolman semester school in Sierra Nevada ca where we had classes about farm to table, all worked in the student kitchen and took field trips out to Oakland and the Bay Area to see urban farming in food deserts and other food insecure communities. My young exposure in high school set me on a path of exploring and working in this field throughout university. Since then I have worked on desert ag and ethics in the Middle East, nutrition, solar drying and irrigation in Africa, indigenous crops and seed varieties here in the US and in Latin America, and most recently completed a permaculture design certificate course at the KulKul Farm in Bali, Indonesia. I am passionate about connecting people back to the land through food and about international development and food aid based on community wants, needs, and plans for future sustainable development"
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#womenwhofarm #femalefoodheros #rolemodel #womenfarmers #womeninag #farmlife #farm #farmersmarket #iamamodernfarmer #organicfarming #smallfarm #knowyourfarmer #meetyourfarmer #community #foodsecurity #foodjustice #celebratingwomeninagriculture #localfoodforlife #womenfarmers #changeishere #whywegrow
A little peak into the process of growing my greens! I usually seed trays and then stack on top of each other for germination, but I’ve tried something new with the broccoli and radish. I’ve covered with the dome style this time rather than stack to see if I get a better, more even germination this way. Sometimes when I stack them (only in the winter for some reason) they stick to the bottom of the tray when I uncover them 🤔. Here is to trying something new! Peas and sunflower remain stacked because they like that method better 🌱
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I’m finally figuring out a method to my madness growing in the greenhouse during the winter, so here is to finally getting a routine down for winter growing! I’m sure my farmers market peeps and restaurants will appreciate it! Thanks for the patience and support while I’ve been figuring this out! Always learning!
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@huskigreens @microacres @littlesproutsmicrofarm I follow you all religiously now, and I know you mostly grow under lights, but if you have any greenhouse growing tips, I’d love to hear em’ ! I think you all are FABULOUS!
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#beardedbirdsfarm #microgreens #greenhouse #greenhousegrowing #greenhousefarmer #germination #radish #broccoli #peashoot #sunflowershoots #ladyfarmer #womenwhofarm #whywegrow #femalefoodheros #saludanc #polknc #polkcountyfarmer #femalefarmer #nongmo
Dish #9 out of #10! Gisteren aangeschoven bij @grand_master_ash haar Chefs Table van @riverine.rabbit met een super verfrissende palate cleanser. geserveerd in Zuid Afrikaans appeltje met gin, komkommer en appel. Alleen al het feit dat deze chef een dame is van 26 met haar eigen restaurant en nu al zo’n eigen stijl. Love it! #ladychef #chefstable #kaapstad #holidayfood #👏🏻 #femalefoodheros
It's a mess outside today, so I spent the entire day sorting and inventorying our seeds and translating them into a 7-page spreadsheet. It's not glamorous, but it's necessary because this is a business, not a hobby. Plus, I grow veggies, greens, culinary herbs, medicinal herbs and flowers too, so it's a little complicated to keep straight!
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#pleasantvalleyfarm #smallfarm #familyfarm #homestead #farmstand #fatmersmarket #organicgardening #organicallygrown #eatlocal #knowyourfarmer #knowyourfood #pennsylvaniafarms #pennsylvaniaproduce #pennsylvaniagrown #buyfreshbuylocal #seedsavers #seedsaversexchange #johnnyseeds #strictlymedicinal #seasonalproduce #herblife #herbgarden #medicinalplants #healingplants #womenwhofarm #femalefoodheros #iamamodernfarmer #iamcountryside #farmher
It’s always fun when you get to take a break from your own operation, and go learn something new on a neighbors farm.
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Yesterday I got the chance to help feed a calf over at @ashevillecheese , and prune merlot vines at @overmountainvineyards 🍷 🐄
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Check out my stories for some good video of the day 👆🏻👩🏻‍🌾
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#beardedbirdsfarm #lookingglasscreamery #overmountainvineyards #ladyfarmer #womenwhofarm #femalefarmers #femalefoodheros #polkcountync #polkcountyfarmers #saludanc #tryonnc #columbusnc #whywegrow #dairycow #merlotvines #pruning #thankafarmer #knowyourfarmer #meetyourfarmer
Keetna (one of our Aussies) is making her rounds, checking in on a chicken tractor. #locallysourced #chickensofinstagram #community #urbanfarming #supportlocal #farmersmarket #smallfarm #gilbertaz #queencreek #queencreekaz #womeninagriculture #femalefarmerproject #womeninag #femalefoodheros #homesteading #homestead #farmstead #chickentractor
Shannon Whamond of @hillviewfarms “Despite the gruelling hours, ever-evolving to-do lists, and perpetual state of uncertainty that is inherent in this industry... I know that I am privileged to call myself a farmer and I am determined to use this title to do my part in bettering the world around me. Yes, sometimes I get overwhelmed with the big picture of it all - it's hard not to… we are up against a greed driven, industrialised food system that fuels the impending threat of climate change. It is easy to become discouraged with the knowledge of this machine at work, while meanwhile I’m just over here scrambling to find time to keep weeds from overtaking my farm. It can be a lot, but one of the many lessons that farming has taught me is that the tiniest acts of compassion have the potential to make big impacts, and I feel strongly that we are working towards a greater goal. It’s more than providing food, it’s connecting our community to the planet for a sustainable future.” #womenwhofarm #femalefoodheros #rolemodel #womenfarmers #womeninag #farmlife #farm #farmersmarket #iamamodernfarmer #organicfarming #smallfarm #knowyourfarmer #meetyourfarmer #community #foodsecurity #foodjustice #celebratingwomeninagriculture #localfoodforlife #womenfarmers #changeishere #whywegrow
Girls are busy! Hooray!

#locallysourced #farmersmarket #chicken #egglove #chickensofinstagram #smallfarm #urbanfarming #gilbertaz #queencreekaz #bestnestbox #thrive #happiness #localfood #femalefoodheros #farmtotable #homechef #womeninagriculture #womeninag
#Repost @beardedbirdsfarm with @get_repost
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Part of this post is to promote me being at market today and selling out by 10am.
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The most important part of this post is about the glitter fanny pack that I got from my whitewater girlfriends last weekend at a Dirty Santa Christmas Swap (yes in the middle of January). This is for you ladies, and I must say, it was a huge success 👑 ✨👩🏻‍🌾
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#beardedbirdsfarm #glitterqueen #womenwhofarm #womeninag #myfriendsaremyheroes #whitewaterwomen #babc #femalefarmer #ladyfarmer #femalefoodheros #microgreens #farmfresheggs #freerangechickens #heritagebreedchickens #polkcountyfarms #polkcountyfarmer #saludanc @eeeenabanana @mandalyn1326 @johnsoncd2 @mgkee720 @growrural @jenniferryan2017 @jaimi054 @sjillybean @rachelwilderjewelry
Carla Prip @charlottecarla of @aarstiderne started in farming after working in restaurants and is passionate about what’s on her plate everyday. Lettuce know how you got in the industry? 👩‍🌾 via @womenwhofarm
Part of this post is to promote me being at market today and selling out by 10am.
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The most important part of this post is about the glitter fanny pack that I got from my whitewater girlfriends last weekend at a Dirty Santa Christmas Swap (yes in the middle of January). This is for you ladies, and I must say, it was a huge success 👑 ✨👩🏻‍🌾
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#beardedbirdsfarm #glitterqueen #womenwhofarm #womeninag #myfriendsaremyheroes #whitewaterwomen #babc #femalefarmer #ladyfarmer #femalefoodheros #microgreens #farmfresheggs #freerangechickens #heritagebreedchickens #polkcountyfarms #polkcountyfarmer #saludanc @eeeenabanana @mandalyn1326 @johnsoncd2 @mgkee720 @growrural @jenniferryan2017 @jaimi054 @sjillybean
Let there be light 💡
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Winter has been such an interesting journey at the farmstead. The microgreens are more temperamental than ever, and are a constant learning process in the greenhouse. My Farm Beginnings class with @organicgrowersschool has me constantly thinking about the future path of BBF, and staying true to my core values and morals of why I started farming, and the impact that I want to have on people through food. It’s such a beautiful and humbling process, and I love getting to share this experience with you all. I’m in constant awe of the support, and forever grateful💚
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I’ll be at the Columbus Farmers’ Winter Indoor Market tomorrow @ruralseed with a limited supply of micros, and, wait for it.... 2 DOZEN organic eggs! 🥚 It’s a small start on the eggs, but it’s something! The girls have started laying and I’m excited to share their bounty! Come see me early tomorrow. I’ll be there from 9-12!
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#beardedbirdsfarm #microgreens #freerangeeggs #organiceggs #heritagebreedchickens #ladyfarmer #womenwhofarm #womeninag #whywegrow #femalefoodheros #femalefarmer #polkcountyfarms #polkcountync #polkcountyfarmer #saludanc
Multi use living space! Amara’s pheasants below and my starts above.
#familyfarm #smallscalefarming #desertgarden #homestead #farmstead #gilbertaz #queencreekaz #living #femalefoodheros #womeninag #femalefarmerproject #arizonafood #farm #farmermarket #whywegrow #community #knowyourfood #pheasant
Check out this great organic pest management tip from @deannacat3 ! Ladybugs will help protect your garden against aphids and other pests.
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“We find containers of ladybugs available at our local garden supply stores, but they can also be purchased online. Once obtained, some keys to a successful release, to encourage them to stay in your garden and not fly away (even though some will, no matter what you do!) is to release them: 1) either in the early morning or preferably at sunset/evening, 2) when your garden soil and plants are damp, and 3) in an area where there is plenty of food, such as on aphid infested plants!
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So we waited until sundown, sprayed down the target areas we wanted to release them with water, and then put them on plants I knew had a few aphids or mealybug, like this artichoke, a kale tree, our mealybug-infested passion vines, some fava beans, and then sprinkled the rest in the front and back pollinator/flower garden areas. Here's to hoping they stick around! 🤞 We'll probably get another batch or two soon, just to help the odds. 🌿”
Pro-tip: shop your local co-op for groceries to find the freshest finds🌽 | Support farmers whose values are in alignment with the community’s and put the dollars back in their hands ♻ 📷: @foodtank
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#femalefoodheros #rolemodel #womenfarmers #womeninag #farmlife #farm #farmersmarket #iamamodernfarmer #organicfarming #smallfarm #knowyourfarmer #meetyourfarmer #community #foodsecurity #foodjustice #celebratingwomeninagriculture #localfoodforlife #womenfarmers #changeishere #whywegrow #thankfulnotwasteful #thankyoufarmer #farmtotable #proclamationgoods #sustainablefood #locallysourced #homechef #americancooking #cookware #kitchenware
Yesterday nearly 200 students attended a full day of workshops on sustainability; ranging from reducing food waste to building tiny homes. The senior student in charge of the event hired me for catering. So, I sourced rescued produce from @sirplus.de to create DIY veggie wrap stations so kids could not only eat healthy & consciously, but also have the choice to pick what vegan food items they like. 👌🏼🎒🥒📓
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The public broadcasting channel covered the event so stay tuned to see ya favorite chef on german tv looking süpah awkward & nervous.
"There is something so sweet and satisfying to be able to grow nutritious organic fruits and veggies for the same community I grew up in." - Words that make us smile ❤️🌱🌎 Let's grow food for us and our community. Let's FLIP things. Up #Repost @womenwhofarm
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Julia Henderson of @confluenfarm "I have always had a career that revolves around food. Before I was a farmer, I had a bakery and was a trained pastry chef, but I increasingly became interested in the role food plays in our health. I grew up on a piece of land that was perfect for farming, but no one else in my family had an interest in farming it. My husband and I moved back to the place where I grew up and started our farm in the same field I used to play in as a child. I have always loved how food brings people together and has the ability to not only nourish the body, but also the soul. There is something so sweet and satisfying to be able to grow nutritious organic fruits and veggies for the same community I grew up in. Farming is very hard work, but also can be very rewarding. It has given me a deeper appreciation for all the wonders of of the natural world and reminded me of how thankful I am for the power and magic of plants."
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#womenwhofarm #femalefoodheros #rolemodel #womenfarmers #womeninag #farmlife #farm #farmersmarket #iamamodernfarmer #organicfarming #smallfarm #knowyourfarmer #meetyourfarmer #community #foodsecurity #foodjustice #celebratingwomeninagriculture #localfoodforlife #womenfarmers #changeishere #whywegrow

Contik - это обзорщик фото и видео из Инстаграма.