It All Starts At The Farm
If you read my story here you know that the farmers that grow your food are near and dear to my heart. I am the farmer's daughter, sister, granddaughter, and niece, and cousin. I grew up in a farm town and that is where my roots will always be.
I have often said and truly believe that if consumers knew the work it takes to get their food from a seed to the table then saying grace would take on an entirely new meaning. Here at Space Girl Organics I seek to make the lives of the people that feed us just a little bit easier. I take care of the logistics involved with moving food from farm to fork so our farmers can concentrate on what they love- farming.
Below is a list of some of the farmers that feed you.
Week of March 13, 2022:
Food Miles: 144 miles
Aaron Bryson from Bryson family farms grew up on a conventional cattle farm and then went to get him an ed u mooo cation at the University of Florida where he graduated with a bachelor of science degree in agriculture and life sciences. Right out of college he went to work for a large conventional farm but he decided that didn’t work with his life plan. Learn more about Bryson Family Farms
Food Miles: 174 miles
Lady Moon Farms started in 1988 with 5 tillable acres and a dream. A dream that people can really change the world they live in! Tom and wife Chris were recently married city kids with children of their own about to embark on a dream that Tom had since gardening in his parent’s tiny backyard. Learn more about Lady Moon Farms
Food Miles: 193 miles
Mitch Blumenthal acquired a ten-acre organic blueberry farm in 1995. As he tended to his Sarasota crop, he began to explore heirloom row crops, blackberries, and other unusual items. Learn more about BlumenBerry Farms
Food Miles: 131 miles
Jordan Farms, located in Dover, Florida, has been growing certified organic strawberries since 1999 on land that has been in the family for over 75 years. They combined a friend’s experience as a conventional strawberry grower with their own hands-on experience in organic growing to bring the best-tasting organic strawberry to the market. Learn more about Jordan Farms
Food Miles: 76 miles
The real-life uncle to ten nieces and nephews, Matt McLean ventured into the organic juice business in 1999 with a passion for healthy living as well as a long family history of growing citrus in Florida. Matt’s goal was, and still is, to produce the highest quality juice, using only premium 100% organically-grown fruit that is free from synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. Learn more about Uncle Matt's
Food Miles: 564 miles
Brick Rooks worked on a blueberry farm as a teenager, enjoying life outside and the responsibility given to him by his boss. Later, while earning his degree in Quantitative Economics at East Carolina University, his former boss predicted that blueberry farming was in Brick’s future, even though he was not attending an agricultural school. Learn more about Southern Belle Organics