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lostpeacockcreamery

We are headed back to our farm tonight. We are so grateful to Northwest Farm Credit Services for the opportunity to come to Washington D.C. and speak to our Senators and House of Representative Member about what it means to be a small, beginning farmer in America today. Frankly, we’re grateful to them for more than that. They are the only company that would loan us money to buy our farm. And they still continue to support us through programs like AgVision where they gave us a technology credit to buy a new computer for the farm (invoicing is so much easier now on a machine that isn’t over 10 years old!) Northwest Farm Credit Services is also a huge reason the Farmer Veteran Coalition and Homegrown by Heroes label has any legs to stand on. Matthew and I are pumped to attend our first chapter meeting this month and get even more involved in helping Veterans make the transition from Airman, Soldier, Sailor, Marine, or Coastie to Farmer. Before heading to the airport we had time for one more stop. The National Gallery of Art. There we found a pairing by Joan Miró, titled “The Farm” from 1921-1922. Although his painting depicts a farm in Spain, it’s really not much different from our own (there’s a goat standing on the table in the middle of nowhere so that pretty much says it all). Also. Proof that farming is beautiful no matter where you are. #farmcredit #farmerveteran #homegrownbyheroes #firstgenerationfarmers

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firstgenerationfarmers

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firstgenerationfarmers

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triple_j_pastures_llc

Our green beans are looking good after weeding and sunshine! #firstgenerationfarmers #triplejpastures

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lostpeacockcreamery

Senator Patty Murray asked me why I started a goat dairy. I told her they were like potato chips and you can’t have just one, so I had to come up with a job where I could have all the goats. She asked Matthew the same question. He said, “I married Rachael and she came with a dowry of goats.” Matthew and I have loved representing first generation farmers, small farmers, and farmer veterans on our trip to Washington D.C. 😂😂 #farmerveteran #homegrownbyheroes #firstgenerationfarmers

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lostpeacockcreamery

We invited our Senator, Maria Cantwell, to goat yoga and this was her reaction! We also thanked her for her support of the Farm Bill and learned that she only shops at @pccmarkets, which now carries our Halloumi and Thai Garlic Chevre. Every day we are so proud to be farming in Washington state but today especially it feels great to tell the story of our first generation farm to our representatives in Washington D.C. #farmerveterancoalition #farmerveteran #farmcredit #homegrownbyheroes #firstgenerationfarmers #goatyoga

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lostpeacockcreamery

Had the most delightful meeting with our House Representative Denny Heck and invited him to a goat yoga session at the farm when he’s back in Olympia. We also talked about what it’s like to be a small farmer and he and Matthew bonded over both being Evergreen grads! Plus we got to give him a Homegrown by Heroes hat with the new label featuring a male and a female! #farmerveteran #farmcredit #goatyoga #firstgenerationfarmers #homegrownbyheroes

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triple_j_pastures_llc

We’re doing some heavy weeding in the garden. That means salad buffet for the pigs 🐖 🥗

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femalefarmeruk

A little article I wrote a while back about rearing pigs for pork. Pigs have such great characters but that also means they can be trouble, preparation is key and here’s how to make sure you’re ready to take on the enjoyable task of raising and eating your own pigs! #pigs #pork #pig365 #femalefarmer #farmeruk #firstgenerationfarmers #pigfarming #smallholding #britishpork #farm #weaners

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femalefarmeruk

Slowly turning grass into beef, these Shetlands will live out in the Kent countryside for at least three years before they go from farm to table. #backbritishfarming #femalefarmer #farmeruk #firstgenerationfarmers #cattlefarm #lovebritishfood #britishfoodisgreat #britishsummer #britishbeef #beef #farming #rarebreed #nativebreed #cattlefarming #shetlands #shetlandcattle

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sundog.farm

⭐️Lucky Week 7 ⭐️ ⠀ Kicking it into high gear with some sassy new spuds, golden beets, and the cutest anchos ever. ⠀ Our #purplemajestypotatoes are shy and hiding next to our beefy eggplants. ⠀ #nightshadessticktogether#wifewifefarmteam #queerswhofarm #CSAweek7 #womeninagriculture #femalefarmers #womenwhofarm #firstgenerationfarmers #humanswhogrowfood #kitsapgrown

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countryqueers

The town where I live (Bluffton, GA) is home to White Oak Pastures. This #grassfed and #pastured ranch is Georgia’s largest #sustainable, organic farm and is the only one in the nation that humanely hand butchers ten different species of animals on site—all under USDA inspection. 🌱 My role on the on the farm is that of Organic Garden manager. My department is responsible for supplying #organic produce to our restaurant, general store, and online store. We also play a leading role in the revitalization effort of the town. I started in this capacity one year ago and am still so in awe of this place. The natural surroundings, the work, the people, and how pleasant it was to transition to rural life. I still travel to cities often for work and to visit my loved ones, but my day-to-day is spent in this #queer-friendly (I’d even say loving) and surprisingly busy community. 🌱 Also haters will say it’s fake, but I had a full-ass #beard just over a month ago. I got tired of washing the sweat out of it so y’all gonna have to wait til it gets cold again. There was a regional gay outcry that echoed through the gulf coastal plains when my beard returned to the earth, but last time I checked hair grows so #byeee This is @hipstergardener posting for #countryqueers! #godblockedit #regenerativeagriculture #firstgenerationfarmers

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femalefarmeruk

And that’s me done for this year’s @kentcountyshow - what a fantastic event but after walking around the whole show and looking at EVERY stall, animal and activity in 27c I’m totally feeling this sheep right now! #femalefarmer #kentcountyshow #kent #farminglife #farmeruk #firstgenerationfarmers #sheep #sheep365 #countyshow #agriculturalshow #agriculture #britishfarming #britishfarmers #southdownsheep #rarebreeds #nativebreeds #southdowns #shepherdess #lovesheep #sheepshow #sheepshowing

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cmrobertini

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femalefarmeruk

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beerfooddude

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femalefarmeruk

Holy cow. I am fully in shock at this little gem in my post box this morning. I’m just keeping busy farming, blogging and surviving but someone on the Women of the Year panel has clearly been keeping a close eye on my adventures and decided that I am worthy of such an invite (I am very clearly not but I truly appreciate the gesture nonetheless) follow your dreams kiddos! #farmeruk #followyourdreams #firstgenerationfarmers #mentalhealthawareness #survivor #workhard #hardworkpaysoffs #femalefarmer

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firstgenerationfarmers

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firstgenerationfarmers

Need some summer squash/ zucchini for your Fourth of July bbq? Come by our farm stand, we’re open 24/7! Happy Independence Day 🇺🇸 #takewhatyouneed #paywhatyoucan

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firstgenerationfarmers

Goat Dairy Cooperative. Paid subscription or milking subscription. Fresh milk, Chèvre (herbed & plain) yogurt, soaps & lotions. Opportunity to learn to make goat milk products. Information & tasting July 18 6:30 PM to reserve a spot or get more info email barbara@firstgenerationfarmers.org #firstgenerationfarmers #damnitfeelsgoodtobeafarmer #goatsmilk #chevre #nigeriandwarfgoat #dairygoats #farmfreshmilk #farmfresh #goatmilksoap #goatmilklotion #goatmilkyogurt

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firstgenerationfarmers

He loves getting his picture taken 🐔

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sundog.farm

CSA WEEK 6! ⠀ This week we outgrew our container! How...delightful?! ⠀ The Star Veggie of the Week was obviously the Napa cabbage, but we are certain the Swiss chard is the most fahhhhblous thing we grow. ⠀ #obv#wifewifefarmteam #queerswhofarm #firstgenerationfarmers #womeninagriculture #humanswhogrowfood #kitsapgrown #womenwhofarm #CSAweek6

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chrisvariety

nothing cuts the heat quite like @marthastoumen’s post flirtation white. Northern Rhône-style marsanne / roussanne blend, but with muscat blanc in the mix, making it a threesome. a zippy salted pineapple love affair. at 10%, crush this on the porch all night long. #postflirtation #firstgenerationfarmers #contracostacounty #femaleproducersrock #nattywine #naturalwine

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triple_j_pastures_llc

Disclaimer: yes I talk to the pigs in a baby voice, can’t help it. 🤷🏽‍♀️ Any who here in North Country we’re expecting temperatures to be in the high 90’s 😅. We’re doing our best to stay hydrated, provide lots of shaded areas & hose down the little big piggies! Happy weekend y’all!

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kenny4d2

Enjoying the critters and hoping they are eating enough of the other critters #farmlife #wildlife #createanecosystem #firstgenerationfarmers #damnitfeelsgoodtobeafarmer

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steezynikks_

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mrsofjoy

Baby goat yoga? Yes please!! Jason’s surprise #fridaynight #datenight was a complete success!! 👶🏻 🐐 🧘‍♀️ #babygoatyoga #goatyoga #digioia81713 @opizzao thanks to #firstgenerationfarmers @firstgenerationfarmers and @ginalbravo for a wonderful experience

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firstgenerationfarmers

Spring and summer, best of both worlds! Don’t let the heat scare you off tomorrow, we will be at the Brentwood, Pittsburg, and Vallejo farmers markets 😉 #firstgenerationfarmers #damnitfeelsgoodtobeafarmer #dontpanicitsorganic #organic #farmlife #farmlove

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firstgenerationfarmers

I see fresh, organic pesto in our future 🔮

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pasafarming

Thanks so much to everyone for following us through our farm routine this week, and to @pasafarming for letting us share a bit of our story with y’all. Year 5 of owning @kneehighfarm has felt like a huge turning point for me and my farming business. I couldn’t have done any of it without the wellspring of support from our community, friends, strangers, and organizations like @pasafarming. . . If you want to learn more about our farm journey, follow us over at @kneehighfarm, or feel free to contact us with any questions. We’re looking forward to seeing other farmer profiles through these takeovers! 👋🙏 . . #kneehighfarm #pasafarming #pasafarmers #quepasa #farmcommunity #community #ittakesavillage #gratitude #communitysupport #support #firstgenerationfarmers #ladyfarmers #womenoperated #womenrun #womenowned

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firstgenerationfarmers

We love ALL our veggies here at @firstgenerationfarmers

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triple_j_pastures_llc

Another day of battling the weather with these growing little scrap eaters! #triplejpastures #northcountry #vermontfarmlife #firstgenerationfarmers

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firstgenerationfarmers

A couple of happy campers eating plums from our very own permaculture orchard 😋 S/o to our wonderful youth education director, Krista, for another successful camp day on the farm 👩‍🌾

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wellsfarmsbeef

“Sometimes you need to go through the fog to find your own path.” - Unknown • • While the cows never seem to have the fog get in the way of their path, us humans are a different story. There are times when it feels like the fog will never lift on our current situations and you will never see the clear skies again. While that may seem the case, take the path of the cow, head down and trudge through and you WILL get where you are going. • • To all of you currently surrounded by the fog of life, we see you and we hear you. Keep on trudging and make sure to share those sunny skies with the world when you get there. Because you will get there! • • #wellsfarmsbeef #smallfarm #familyfarm #firstgenerationfarmers #wisconsinfarm #makingourownpath #keeptrudging #youcandoit #staypositive #shareyoursunshine #shareyourstory #sunprairie #madison #wisconsin

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kenny4d2

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colonialmilling

Check out the progress on this years corn! The ears have formed beautifully so far. Did you know that each strand of silk leads to a different kernel? The pollen comes from that tassel on top of the stalk. If the silk does not get a nice dusting of pollen, no kernel will form. 🤔 #amazing #scienceiscool #openpollinated #heirloomcorn #grownincarolinasoil #watchusgrow #nongmo #eudailypic #colonialmilling #wegrowitwemillit #firstgenerationfarmers #farmfamily #farmlife #farmstead

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firstgenerationfarmers

Farmers market days are the best days 🤘🏽🍅🥒 #firstgenerationfarmers #damnitfeelsgoodtobeafarmer #dontpanicitsorganic #farmlove #summertime

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freebirdfarms

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firstgenerationfarmers

Hey everybody! My name is Sophia (@sumphia ). I’m a born and raised New Yorker currently exploring NorCal via farmers markets and getting my hands dirty harvesting all the produce @firstgenerationfarmers has to offer 😊 While my time here at the farm will be coming to a close in two weeks, I’m excited im getting the opportunity to show you all what this place means to me and share what I’ve learned along the way. I decided to #wwoof for many reasons, but mainly because, after graduating from @ithacacollege in the beautiful Ithaca, NY last month, I wanted to continue to surround myself with people who feel as passionate about organic farming & sustainable food initiatives as I do.. and so far it appears I’ve found the right place. I’m constantly learning from my fellow farmers and supervisors, especially the powerful women who make it all possible! Can’t wait to share my experience with you 👩‍🌾

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firstgenerationfarmers

As my final days of FGF come to a close, my heart and soul is packed with love and memories from the past two months! I am so honored to have worked with such a rad organization that offers so much to its community and has a beautiful mission. Being from the East Coast, it has been amazing getting fully engulfed in the No Cal way of life with the security of the FGF "farmily". I can't thank enough all the beautiful spirits I met along my journey- every human and animal touch has made an impact on me. From the compost to harvesting, I am proud to say I've tried all the tasks at our farm homestead. I've taken pride in my work, and find it very fulfilling being able to see a completed project. I am really looking forward to incorporating these new aspects and growths into my life in Boston. I also, want to share the importance of knowing where your food comes from and being in nature into my future nursing career. Despite my departure and continuing my journey elsewhere, the creative @sumphia will be showing her own perspective via Instagram. I can't wait to see what you accomplish girl, and get to experience your passion from farm to table! To my fellow farm lovers, thank you for following my journey and supporting FGF! Xoxo Maddie "Lets root for each other, and watch each other grow." 🌼🌸💐🌺🌹🌷 #damnitfeelsgoodtobeafarmer #wwoof #wwoofusa #dontpanicitsorganic #organic #organicallygrown #sustainablefarming #farmlife #farmtotable #organicfarming #sustainableagriculture #sustainableliving #agriculture #farmersmarket #supportlocalfarmers #womenwhofarm #firstgenerationfarmers #locallygrown #dirtyhandscleanhearts #feedyoursoul #farmstay #farmily #supportlocal #greenliving #kaleyeah #farmlove #certifiedorganic

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sundog.farm

CSA Week Five is in the bag! ⠀ Summer is going by so fast! We’re celebrating the appearance of baby eggplant and sugar snaps! ⠀ #yahhhsqueen#wifewifefarmteam #queerswhofarm #womeninagriculture #femalefarmers #firstgenerationfarmers #CSAweek5 #kitsapgrown

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firstgenerationfarmers

What is the purpose of us going to markets? To us visiting farmers' markets are very important. Our FGF crew loves sharing our story and produce to the community. We want to offer hope for a healthy and positive future, and communicate with our customers exactly where the food comes from. Aswell, as encourage the next generation to pick up farming. To us farmers markets can be community-building, community-defining and community-sustaining. We also have the desire to share the freshest and tastiest organic vegetables! Each season, FGF provides an amazing array of produce that reconnects us to the earth, weather and turning of the seasons. It is a beautiful way to savor the biodiversity of our planet. Please look for us at the local Bay Area farmers' markets, so we can help nourish you with our delicous produce and say hi!!!! #Onmyfork #damnitfeelsgoodtobeafarmer #wwoof #wwoofusa #dontpanicitsorganic #organic #organicallygrown #sustainablefarming #farmlife #farmtotable #organicfarming #sustainableagriculture #sustainableliving #agriculture #farmersmarket #supportlocalfarmers #womenwhofarm #firstgenerationfarmers #locallygrown #dirtyhandscleanhearts #feedyoursoul #farmstay #farmily #supportlocal #greenliving #kaleyeah #farmlove #certifiedorganic

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freebirdfarms

Today as I stood in the garden, my eyes filled with tears and a wave of defeat came over me. The poor onions haven’t felt the sun on their backs for weeks—the weeds have swallowed them whole. The tomatoes should have been tied up a while ago. The garlic should be much bigger. Our irrigation is jacked. We’ve watched our favorite Farms already start Market with a wide variety of beautiful produce...and here we are. Perhaps we need to look at some permaculture solutions? Perhaps we need to give ourselves more credit since both Nick and I work full time day jobs? Perhaps we just need to figure out how to work smarter not harder. Whatever the case, it’s been a rough start but we aren’t throwing in the towel yet. #freebirdfarms #kneedeepanddigginit #organicallygrown #marketfarm #marketgarden #smallacreagefarming #firstgenerationfarmers #emmettidaho #ihateweeds #supportyourlocalfarmers

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keeperofchaos

More of my goat yoga adventures #babygoats #yoga #firstgenerationfarmers

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keeperofchaos

My date for Friday night! Baby goat yoga!!! #yoga #babygoats #firstgenerationfarmers #toocute

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colonialmilling

Lord knows we could use some rain...It’s the wind we can do without. 😧 #summerstorms #nervesofsteelrequired #pleasedontblowdownthecorn 🤞🏼 #firstgenerationfarmers #upstatesc #summerinthesouth #heirloomcorn #colonialmilling

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liveyourart

We have the most wonderful non-profit organic farm near us, where we had a great field trip today, with baby goats! . . . #realcahomeschool #homeschoolfieldtrip #firstgenerationfarmers

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firstgenerationfarmers

Happy Summer Solstice! Here are a few of my favorite photos of our beautiful sky and sun shining on our farm and vegetable fields! We hope today the sun shines on you, love surrounds you, and your pure light within you guides you⭐️✨🌼🌻☀️🌞💫 #damnitfeelsgoodtobeafarmer #wwoof #wwoofusa #dontpanicitsorganic #organic #organicallygrown #sustainablefarming #farmlife #farmtotable #organicfarming #sustainableagriculture #sustainableliving #agriculture #farmersmarket #supportlocalfarmers #womenwhofarm #firstgenerationfarmers #locallygrown #dirtyhandscleanhearts #feedyoursoul #farmstay #farmily #supportlocal #greenliving #kaleyeah #farmlove #certifiedorganic

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prchal.farm

Tranquility at Prchal Farm. #tbt to when we first moved to Bastrop, TX to pursue our dreams. 🌱💚🙏🏻🌳👩🏻‍🌾👨🏻‍🌾 #firstgenerationfarmers #prchalfarm #backyard #followyourdreams #workhard

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firstgenerationfarmers

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firstgenerationfarmers

Turning our spoil into soil! 💚♻️Us #wwoofers worked on a composting project today! To increase our system, we had three stages of building to create our new pile: Paper and cardboard, green plants, and animal poop🔛 Live, love, compost💪🏻🌿🍃🌱 #damnitfeelsgoodtobeafarmer #wwoof #wwoofusa #dontpanicitsorganic #organic #organicallygrown #sustainablefarming #farmlife #farmtotable #organicfarming #sustainableagriculture #sustainableliving #agriculture #farmersmarket #supportlocalfarmers #womenwhofarm #firstgenerationfarmers #locallygrown #dirtyhandscleanhearts #feedyoursoul #farmstay #farmily #supportlocal #greenliving #kaleyeah #farmlove #certifiedorganic

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