1 ELIZABETH CLORE
Bushy Tail Farm, Saxapahaw, NC
Elizabeth is a former research biologist from Boston. When her definitions of success did not map with the available careers in science, she began to research how to create a sustainable agriculture business on her family’s 200-year-old farmstead in North Carolina that had sat untouched for decades. Now she grows a variety of vegetables, raises chickens for eggs, and says this is the first job she’s ever had that she can’t stop thinking about.
2 MICHAELE BLAKELY
Growing Things Farm, Carnation, WA
This former schoolteacher owns and operates a small polyculture farm producing fruits, vegetables, pastured pork, goats’ milk soap, and more.
3 SUZANNE NELSON
Haw River Ranch, Saxapahaw, NC
Suzanne is a former Capitol Hill journalist who approaches each day on her grass-fed meat and dairy farm with the same careful thought, passion, and energy she used to bring to her writing.
4 CHRISTINA MILLER
Greenbow Farm, Ellensburg, WA
Christina started her career in the arts, but she now farms grass-fed meats and creates yarn and sheepskin rugs from the fleece of her sheep. She still draws on her art degree by visually communicating to her customers why she farms.