Karen is passionate and hopeful. She has big dreams and even bigger goals.
She is an organic farmer who started from nothing but a desire and an ethic of hard work and now, five years later she farms 70 acres certified organic. She is someone who sees that in everything we do we have a choice to make and that we can make a difference with each one of those choices.
She sets an example by explaining to me, and anyone interested, why she makes a decision rather than just telling me that I should choose one way or another. She provides a deeper understanding of our impact on each other as human beings, on our planet as farmers and on our lifestyle as consumers. She is a dreamer who knows how to make those dreams a reality by not being afraid to share them and involve others in her dream.
She dreams of a world where a farmer who cares for the land and the creatures on it is able to make a living wage and pay a living wage to all of its employees.
She dreams of a world where organic doesn’t need to qualify a farm because all farms are organic.
She dreams of a world where everyone has access to and can afford fresh, local produce.
She dreams of a world where good food brings communities together and brings families together again.
She dreams of a day when organic farmers are celebrated and given celebrity status.
She dreams of a day when every consumer knows their farmer and has a direct relationship with the land, even if they live in a city.
And here is the key, Karen sees the path that will take us there and she is already taking the steps forward to turn dreams into reality.
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