Joe Bossen is the founder of Vermont Bean Crafters. Originally interest in renewable energies while attending Green Mountain College, Bossen found an opportunity in agriculture to make an impact on how we relate to energy consumption through promoting locally available, sustainably grown foods lower on the food chain, like beans. After working several years on a variety of farms, Joe realized he wanted to grow staple food crops like beans and grains but being unable to capitalize a farm operation, he turned to value-added products as a more financially accessible means to that same ends of engaging with food in a way that looks to build soil and beget joy via less energy intensive foods. This episode has been sponsored by Hearst Ranch.

"I chose this path through life because after working on many farms, I realized I wasn't going to be in a position any time soon to access land." [3:55]

-- Joe Bossen on Greenhorn Radio