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An Iowa campground is taking camp cuisine to a new level
When Keith Helland goes camping, there’s fishing, hiking, and s’mores. And gardening. Keith and his wife JoAnne live in their RV at Three Fingers Campground near Forest City, Iowa,...
This Illinois couple raises alpacas and spins their fleece into clothing
Stan and Janetta Bauer of Bloomington, Illinois, started out raising sheep on their acreage. They hoped to spin the wool into yarn. But sheep weren’t the perfect fit the couple was looking for...
This Oregon man can show you how to farm on 5 acres or less
Josh Volk worked as an engineer in the Silicon Valley of California, and also volunteered in gardens that were growing in the poor areas of East Palo Alto. He saw the positive impact those gardens...
An Illinois couple tested the market and found a clear direction for their farm
Chris Wyant had a dream of owning a farm to provide food for the family and live off the land. He and his wife Audra and their young son had been living in town, but got to a point where they were...
This Vermont man is learning life lessons from his honeybees
It’s the little things in life that count. The little things on Ross Conrad’s property in Middlebury, Vermont, are thousands of honeybees. He has 100 hives and the insects are teaching...
An Oregon woman has a successful business pairing goats and yoga
Lainey Morse owns some beautiful land near Corvalis, Oregon. While hosting a child’s birthday party, she struck up a conversation with a parent who was a yoga instructor. With the scenic view...
An Illinois man is giving tiny farms a shot at larger sales
It can be hard for folks who grow small quantities of high-quality produce to find someone to buy it. There are chefs, brew masters, and others who would love to have those products, but they don...
This New Hampshire man is connecting people to land and animals through old traditions
A man named John Sanborn had one of the most important farms in 18th century Loudon, New Hampshire. He had water rights to operate a grist mill and saw mill. In 1997, Colin and Paula Cabot bought the...
This Ohio couple raises meat animals the natural way
Randy and Pam Moore never dreamed that they could make a living on 105 acres, but they’re doing just that. The Wilmington, Ohio, couple live on the farm that has been in Randy’s family...
This North Carolina man developed a business out of sunshine and sheep
When a solar farm company came to talk to folks in Bunn, North Carolina, about putting solar panels on farm ground, Chad Ray wished there was a way to keep that land in pasture. He reached out to...