The FarmPlate Young Farmers Series: Chris Velez From Stella Luna Farms
Jeff Gangemi May 01, 2012 Young Farmers 0 comments
NAME: Chris Velez
FARM: STella Luna Farms
Can you provide some background information about your farm? In your opinion, what makes it special or unique?
Stella Luna Farm is a small diversified farm specializing in heirloom vegetables. We look at our farm as one organism and strive build a healthy community in our soil to feed the community we live in.
Why do you believe farming is important, particularly for the younger generation, and why did you decide to become a farmer?
With the growing numbers of retiring farmers, we will need the young people to step up and steward the land. I wanted to be that young person, so I can make the change I want to see in the world. I also want to see the "culture" put back in Agriculture.
Note: This post is part of FarmPlate's new series about young farmers. If you want to be included, know someone we should profile or have comments/questions about our series, please contact Jeff Gangemi at firstname.lastname@example.org.