Welcome to Farm Girl Organics!
I am Lucinda, the girl that brings the farm to you! I am mama to Fiona (age 9), Henry (born October 2015) and wife to Adam...an enginerd at Caterpillar.
I want to personally thank you for supporting Farm Girl Organics and the values we stand for. To me this business is personal. My father passed away when I was a child and my mother was left with a farm and six mouths to feed.
Without the input capital it takes for commercial row cropping she had to work two jobs to provide for our family and keep our home. Oftentimes we went hungry.
I have made it my mission in life to help small family farms, not so unlike the one I grew up on, to be financially independent outside of big agriculture and to create a marketplace for those that dare to challenge the norm of conventional farming. I also believe that finding awesome and fresh fruits and vegetables shouldn't be a game of where's Waldo. Instead, sourcing great food from great people at a reasonable price should be simple...easy even which is where the idea of Farm Girl Organics came from!
I am passionate about organics because when you remove all the cheats of nature that conventional farming uses such as pesticides, herbicides, and GMOs then what you are left with is a farmer working in tandem with nature. The playing field between big agriculture and small farms is then leveled and those that end up on top are those that work the hardest. The little guys like my brother or my husband, who farm because they love it, are never outworked.
In 2014 Adam and I purchased 200 acres of land just a mile from the farm I grew up on and have been actively transitioning it to certified organic. It is our hope that Farm Girl Organics can be an outlet for us to bring our produce straight to the consumer and that other farms, knowing there is a market for their products, will follow our lead and therefore developing a community of organic farms in my home town. No pressure or anything, but we did invest nearly our entire life savings. SO, be a peach... eat a peach will ya?
Being as I know what it is like to feel the pangs of hunger as a child, we donate all left over produce to local soup kitchens and shelters.
We also collect an "item of the week" from our customers (like toothpaste, or jeans, and sometimes even underwear) which are distributed to the homeless and those in need. After all, I wouldn't be where I am today if a few selfless souls hadn't helped my mother in her time of need and because I believe that all of us, working together, can do great things in our community and our world. None of this would be possible without your patronage and for that you have my enduring gratitude.
Cheers and Happy Eats!