+ HOW WE GROW OUR FOOD +
At Good Seed Garden we do our best to grow the highest quality food with the cleanest practices. Just like Great Grandma and Grandpa, but with cooler tools.
We do not use any herbicides or pesticides- ever. We practice small scale crop rotation, utilize cover cropping, and create our own compost so that we can continue to provide a healthy ecosystem and habitat for the wildlife while we farm. In total we farm 1/4 acre.
+ HOW GOOD SEED GARDEN WAS STARTED +
How did I get to be Farmer Lorraine? Well, it seems to be the norm anymore that whatever you went to college to do you end up doing something completely different and the same goes for me. I went to the Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, OH for Interior Design. I really like planning things out, making them orderly, functional, and pretty. However, by my senior year I was obsessed with health and wellness. I graduated and then the market tanked.
While working many jobs through the years, I participated in a community garden, started a couple small businesses that didn’t go anywhere for various reasons, and continued to learn all I could about health, wellness, self sufficiency, and homesteading.
I got married, moved to Indiana and started working at a local retail store where I honed skills in time management, leadership, and merchandising. I continued reading and discovered market gardening- high density planting on small acreage! The store allowed me to do the farmers market while I worked full time in 2017. I left in 2018 to work part time at my local gym and farm full time, and this past year, 2019, I left the gym to work 100% full time on the farm! And I got the most wonderful work share- Janna, who this year, 2020, will be my first official employee!
+ WHERE WILL GSG BE IN 5 YEARS? +
My primary passion is to produce food direct for the consumer- you. While I do sell to Upland Brewing Co, Knauf Cafe and other local vendors, I want to primarily sell to you and get to know you and your family. With that end in mind we are currently exploring the possibility of doing a second market during the summer in 2020, and this year we are attending the Seymour Winter Market as we are growing through the winter for the first time!
With Janna's help we are implementing some new systems as well as changing some of the way we do things to be more efficient and grow even better quality produce.
My goal is to fine tune my systems this year and invest in egg layers for next year.
I hope to be able to bring pasture raised eggs to market in 2021.
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