I Am Your Farmer

Saturday, August 24 at 12 pm (PT)

Regina Beidler, Organic Valley Farm owner & East Coast Regional Specialist for Farmers in Marketing

Mathieu (Matt) J. Choiniere, $10,000 Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship winner from Annie’s Homegrown, Inc.

Matt’s farm is family owned and they are co-op members as well. The Beidlers were one of the first Vermont farms to join Organic Valley Family of Farms, the largest organic cooperative in the U.S. and Regina has taken a leadership role in the co-op teaching farmers how to actually market their products. Farmer owner, parent, spouse and active co-op member – wow. Then there is Matt – Matt, with his sister and parents, produce milk, eggs, beef and vegetables on over 200 acres of rugged farmland. He is a devoted student, gifted athlete, and an integral member of the family farm, where he contributes to daily chores in the barn, repairs and maintains farm machinery, and manages The Choiniere Family Farm website. I am quite certain neither of them get lots of sleep. This show sponsored by Chapman Tucson.