Who we are and why we farm
Jared has been farming vegetables for the past five growing seasons. Although the locations of these farms vary, the common denominator is that they have all been community supported agriculture (CSA) farms. He is pursuing this model of agriculture not because it is the most efficient and lucrative, but rather one that aligns with his values and interests. As a public health graduate, it is satisfying to see the positive impact a CSA model has on peoples’ lives. The beneficial outcomes appear in many forms; increased nutrition through home cooked meals, education through exposure to a spectrum of vegetables and recipes, increased connectivity to the environment through seasonal eating and a sense of belonging to community through developing a personal and spiritual relationship to the farm. As a result of these health outcomes, the mission of Laughing Fork Farm is to improve the public health of local communities by providing them with accessible healthy food options in a convenient manner.