Friday, June 24, 2011

Farmer Hero Friday: Jamie Collins of Carmel Valley, California

MattToday's Farmer Hero Friday looks back at an interview we did with Jamie Collins of Carmel, California in 2008. Jamie and her farmer partner grow over 100 varieties of vegetables, herbs, flowers, goats, hens and roosters on 30 acres on Serendipity Farms.

Jamie Collins

What is the best thing about being a farmer?

Overall, the best things about being a farmer are the challenges and the chances for creativity. I love big work days where everyone works together, whether it be planting an obscene amount of potatoes or building a fence. It feels good to work as a team and to be exhausted and dirty at the end of the day.

I also love hanging out with the chefs and sampling the dishes they create from our food– chefs are rock stars to farmers! Walking the fields at sunset when everything is quiet is another thing that feeds my soul. It is at this time I check how the crops are progressing. Being able to harvest your own fresh, organic bounty is such a luxury.
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