small farm

NAME: chris Jacobson FARM: Side track Farm AGE: 39   Can you tell us a bit about your farm and how you got started?We are a small diversified farm that sells vegetables, flowers and herbs through farm-shares and local venues. Along with my husband, Silas, and son, Jacob, I raise chickens, turkeys and dairy goats as part of our holistic approach to tending our land. We use absolutely no pesticides, organic or otherwise.  What did you do before you started farming? Have you found it to be an easy transition from your previous job?  I’ve been a lifelong educator in the fields of math, science and art, continually building bridges between subjects. Farming and connecting to...
Denise Breyley has one of the most coveted jobs in the local food world. As Whole Foods’ Local Forager in the Pacific Northwest and a 17-year veteran of the company, it’s her job to travel around Washington, Oregon and British Columbia in search of the next great local food products to sell at Whole Foods Market.  Breyley sees it as her mission to learn about the local community, find great local producers, and bring those products into Whole Foods’ stores. But more than that, she is dedicated to making food entrepreneurs successful. “Anyone can throw a local item on their shelf. My job is to make sure people have a good shot at being successful, that their products are actually going...