Category: Farmers

To Be Farming and Fortunate

Written by Marie Hoff & Photographed by Paige Green To arrive at Fortunate Farm, you have to drive along the California coast, either north or south, passing some of the most epic viewsheds to be seen on Coast Highway 1. The farm is hours away from any major city, and just south of Fort Bragg, […]

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Growing 50 Acres of Hemp in North Carolina: Field Notes from the One Acre Exchange

One Acre Exchange supports the development of an agricultural economy centering the sustainability of farmers, workers, and the planet. In North Carolina and beyond, we support farmers and artisans in the growth and development of industrial hemp because of its tremendous potential to revitalize local economies and regenerate the environment. Read past dispatches to learn […]

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A Relationship of Trust with Sierra Rose Alpacas

Written and photographed by Sarah Lillegard except as noted Sadie, at a week old, is running around the paddock dodging other alpacas as she makes her way up the hill and around the barn. She is one of two crias, (pronounced “kree-ah”) born this season at Sierra Rose Alpacas. Watching her unfettered laps through the […]

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A Spinner’s Flock at Ewe & Me 2 Ranch

Written by Marie Hoff and photographed by Paige Green “Did you do crafts before you got into fiber arts?” I ask Bev Fleming, while looking at stacks of magazines covering subjects from quilting to bread baking to Christmas ornaments in her fiber studio. “Everything,” she responds immediately, without missing a beat. There is not a […]

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Backyard-Raised Fiber at Bungalow Farm Angora

Written and photographed by Sarah Lillegard Driving around the neighborhoods of a large city, it’s hard to imagine that one of the little bungalow houses is a small-scale urban fiber farm. But, tucked into a street of large trees and wonderful afternoon sun is Bungalow Farm Angora.  From this house and home, Erin Maclean has […]

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Fine Fleece at Stone Steps Farm

Written by Amanda Fisk and photographed by Noelle Gaberman  In the scenic Nicasio Valley of Marin County, Stone Steps Farm is a small, family farm breeding Pygora goats, mini Nubian goats, and Gotland sheep. Animals of all three breeds are friendly, gentle, and small enough to be handled and transported easily. Leigh, her husband John, […]

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