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Episode 103: Mimi Arnstein of Wellspring Farm

May 1, 2012

Wellspring Farm is owned and managed by farmer Mimi Arnstein (pronounced “Mi-mee”; rhymes with “Jimmy”). Mimi has been growing organically for CSA & wholesale markets for over 10 years. Despite the obvious pitfalls of pursuing a line of work in which one relies on nature, she feel grateful every day for the opportunity to grow food for her community and is thankful to her CSA members and community supporters for keeping her farm in active agriculture. Mimi’s favorite tools are large cheater bars, a mini sledgehammer, an Allis Chalmers G cultivating tractor, and a wood-fired hot tub at the end of a long day. She serves on the board of NOFA-VT and the Vermont Vegetable and Berry Growers Association. This episode has been brought to you by Fairway Market.

“Sustainability also includes what is sustainable to the farmers, the workers on the farm, and what’s sustainable financially.”

“We have to be really creative in finding new ways to get access to land in order to grow more food.”

Mimi Arnstein on Greenhorn Radio

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