This week on The Farm Report, Erin Fairbanks talks with Mari Omland of Green Mountain Girls Farm about the resurgence of agritourism. Hear why Mari left her work in conservation non-profits in Washington, D.C. for her native Vermont to begin farming. Hear why Mari believes that experiences on farms are just as important as the food they produce. Find out how Green Mountain Girls Farm provides educational visits, and hopes to reinvigorate the farming community. How does Green Mountain Girls Farm fit into the Vermont farming heritage? Find out how the Vermont farming community has supported upstarts like Green Mountain Girls Farm through extension programs and more! Eat. Stay. Farm. Today’s program has been sponsored by Tabard Inn. Music has been provided by Shadowbox.
“My greatest optimism relates to the amount of people who seek significant things from farms.” [9:50]
“There’s something healing that comes from being around things that are growing… the food interest is just the tip of the iceberg; we want to eat the view, as well.” [11:00]
— Mari Omland on The Farm Report