On this week’s episode of The Rural Woman Podcast™, you’ll meet Karin Velez.

Karin Velez is a U.S. Marine-turned-farmer-turned-educator. Alongside her husband, she built a small farm focused on raising animals on pasture for meat and eggs and growing fruits and vegetables with no chemical inputs. The farm started simply as a way to provide food for their family, but Karin’s love of gardening quickly turned to thoughts of providing a living for the family, too.

What started with a 15-member Community Supported Agriculture program on 5 acres has grown to a 75-member CSA with sales at farmer’s markets and to small restaurants, and the recent addition of home delivery as a pivot during COVID-19 pandemic.

The farm now focuses on raising pork and eggs as protein sources and has expanded the diversity of produce they offer their customers to over 30 varieties, all grown on their expanded 40-acre plot.

For full show notes, including links mentioned in the show, head over to wildrosefarmer.com/135

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