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Louisville, Kentucky, Farm to Table, Rootbound Farm, Louisville Forward, economic development

 

Ben and Bree are first-generation farmers who have been operating a 100% organic farm in Kentucky for seven years. Prior to owning and running Rootbound Farm, Ben managed the community-sponsored agriculture (CSA) program at the University of Kentucky’s Horticulture Research Farm, and Bree was employed as a social worker advocating for individuals and communities including refugees and immigrants.

Rootbound farm is situated on 150 beautiful acres on Oldham County where Bree and Ben live with their young daughter Hazel Grace. They have 18 acres in vegetable production and 100 acres dedicated to their Katahdin sheep. They grow a staggering 50 different kinds of vegetables every year and feed 500 families per week through their CSA and pop-up market Fresh Stops.

“We truly believe that eating more and better vegetables is a huge benefit for the quality of people’s lives," Bree said. "By helping people fill their plates with a diverse group of vegetables including broccoli, cabbage, carrots, sweet potatoes, and butternut squash – things we don’t always buy on a regular basis at the grocery store – we can introduce more people to a wider variety of offerings. To be able to grow so much food that nourishes people is incredibly rewarding.”

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