Friday, September 02, 2011

Farmer Hero Friday: Sherri Harvel of Kansas City, Missouri

MattToday's Farmer Hero Friday shines a spotlight on Sherri Harvel. She started Root Deep Urban Farm ten years ago in Kansas City, Missouri and provides fresh, organic produce to families in the area.
Sherri Harvel
Sherri’s passion for working outside rather than in an office is what first drew her into farming. “When you are out there growing just kind of takes over you,” Sherri says. “It’s something you feel inside.”
Sherri explains the benefits of her farm to the neighborhood this way: “It turned a blighted area into a nice surprise. It has helped inspire other people in the neighborhood to grow food. It feeds my family and my CSA members and has definitely given me an appreciation for the people that grow our food.” Sherri has also made many friends at her weekly farmer’s markets. As she puts it, “I get hugs almost every market.” One of Sherri’s proudest accomplishments is inspiring other people to grow themselves.
Click here to read the rest of our profile of Sherri.