Today’s featured farmer: Rich Lee, Co – owner, Tender Soles Farm, Dresden, ME. Tender Soles Farm is a horse-powered, MOFGA certified organic, mixed vegetable, herb, and flower farm in Dresden, ME. Kate Del Vecchio and Rich Lee own and run the farm business on a leased farm and are currently in the process of closing on the purchase of a farm of their own in the neighboring town of Richmond where they plan to continue to sell through a farm stand, two farmers markets, a local buying club and coop, and several wholesale accounts. In addition to growing crops, they enjoy making their own hay loose, collecting eggs, and logging in the winter with their three draft horses Jess, Tony, and Molly. This program was brought to you by Heritage Foods USA.
“We’re just keeping out eyes on the prize. We know [owning land] is what we want to do.” [09:00]
“There’s definitely room for more value added products. People are excited to try different things – they are really opening up their palates” [12:00]
“I think there’s certainly a romantic side to working with horses – that’s definitely what threw me into it.” [17:00]
–Rich Lee on Greenhorns Radio