+ 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!
+ THE YEAR AHEAD +
This past year-2020- was especially difficult for myself here on the farm. I had a miscarriage and learned that my hormones were completely imbalanced and that I was severely deficient in Vitamin D. I had stressed my body out so much that it was ready to call it quits.
I am doing better now but still need to practice a better work/life balance that allows me to spend time with my husband, cooking, taking time to exercise, and relax. This year I am going to attend the farmer's market part time- every other week, with all of the produce products available full time on our online farmer's market platforms and website.
I hope you will continue to support me as I adapt to meeting the needs that my body requires.
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 focusing on selling more direct to customer than ever before.
We are available at:
Columbus Farmer's Market, and through our website,
Market Wagon.com- on online farmer's market that serves central Indiana and Bloomington,
Hoosier Harvest Market- another online farmer's market that serves central and southeast Indiana.
Please continue to follow us on Facebook and Instagram and support us at market!
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