Category Archives: Farmer Profiles

Farmer Update from Mark Richter

You may remember our good farmer friend, Mark Richter from his profile in July, 2013.*  Although he’s busy getting ready for the new season, Mark took a few minutes to write to me about what he’s been up to this … Continue reading

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Smart Fresh Local

Farmer Mary Hillebrecht’s (whom we profiled in December, 2013) sister, Laura, participated in making this nice little video about their farm and about eating fresh, local food. They grow sweet corn for local farmstands. Enjoy!  

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The Farmstead is #1

We would like to brag and crow a bit about one of our own! USA Today recently put out a list of the Top 10 corn mazes across the United States. The Farmstead of Boise, Idaho was #1 on their … Continue reading

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Farmer Profile – T & J Farms

This month our featured farming family grows Idaho’s famous potatoes.  I know Dustin from when we attended The College of Idaho together. Teresa & Jerome are the owners of T&J Farm; they farm with their sons Dustin & Derek.  Teresa … Continue reading

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Hartman Farms to be featured at the Smithsonian Institution

Our local newspaper, the Idaho Press-Tribune, printed an article recently with some exciting news about Hartman Farms, who we profiled last year. The Smithsonian Institute chose the story of Hartman Farms to integrate into a special display at the Smithsonian … Continue reading

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Rancher Profile – The Baker Family

This month we are introducing you to the Bakers, an Idaho ranching family.  I met Sarah Baker, the 6th generation to carry on her family’s ranching tradition, through Leadership Idaho Agriculture.  She brought a lot of fun and entertainment to … Continue reading

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Farmer Update – Mark Richter

Farmer Mark Richter of Endicott, Washington wrote to us to let us know how his season wrapped up.  Our country’s farmers are able to slow down and breathe after the rush and hustle of spring, summer and fall farming. Here … Continue reading

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Farmer Update – Todd Strader

Farmer Todd Strader set us this great 2014 harvest update just the other day. He had quite a year, with a summer hail storm destroying much of his wheat crop! Read on to learn about his year, and to see … Continue reading

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Farmer Update – Mike Whitman

Happy Monday, everyone!  Here is another interesting Autumn update from Farmer Mike Whitman in Pullman, WA. Dear Robin, As far as farming is concerned, as you probably already know, the drain tile was installed on the Albion farm which will make … Continue reading

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Farmer Update – John Sturtevant

After harvest each fall, our farmers often send us a summary of their year, market information, and thoughts on next year. This update is from Farmer John Sturtevant, of Pasco, WA, and has lots of interesting bits of information. Farmers … Continue reading

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