Episode 160 – Starting a Homestead with Ashley Sutton

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Ashley was born and raised on Long Island, NY, about an hour from New York City.  It wasn’t until she moved to Colorado for graduate school that she started thinking about where our food comes from. Ashley met her husband in graduate school out west, and he introduced her to the world of agriculture! It wasn’t long before they decided they wanted to keep some animals of their own one day.

In March 2020, Ashley and her husband started their homestead in Vermont. During the first year, they kept laying hens, raised meat chickens and a couple of feeder pigs, and grew a large garden to become more self-sufficient.

In 2021, they expanded quite a bit and were able to add a Guernsey dairy cow to the list! Fresh dairy is something that Ashley is passionate about, and hopes to be able to sell milk and other dairy products from the farmstead in the near future. Ashley thinks it’s extremely important to share where food comes from before it gets to the grocery store, and she loves growing/raising delicious food to nourish her family and community. 



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Katelyn Duban

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Welcome to Wild Rose Farmer! My name is Katelyn Duban and I am a first generation female farmer in Southern Alberta, Canada. I married into agriculture back in 2016 to my multigenerational farmer husband, affectionately known as Mr. Wild Rose Farmer. We live and grow on our families certified organic grain and oilseed operation. In the Spring and Summer seasons, I raise a small herd of meat goats and have previously raised bottle calves as well.

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