Farm Star Living

McClendon Williams

"I hope people don't have all preconceived notions about how or who farmers are, especially when from a particular area. A lot of us are pretty enlightened!"

Leo Overgaag

"People need to remember that there's all kinds of negative things in the news - food safety issues, etc., but as a whole the US has one of the most abundant and safest food supplies in the world. We need to remember that."

Larry Williams

"My favorite thing about my wife is that she's so understanding with the amount of hours and time I have to spend on the farm."

Eugene Cooke

"All around us there are plants that are here to help us, and we won't know that unless we immerse ourselves in nature."

Jenni Harris

"It's a lot of hard work. Finding the hard-working, good honest people is a must, because you can't do it alone. If you don't love it, then don't try this at home."

Jamila Norman

"I tell people at the market that you can pay us or you can pay a doctor. At the end of the day, it's cheaper to pay us. It's worth it."

Heath Bardin

"I think farming is the purest way to get into nature. You have a lot of time to introspect yourself and analyze what you want to do to better your life."

David Peri

Meet 3rd-generation family farmer David Peri. He inherited his family's passion for farming and expanded his family farm into a business operation now spanning two states. As a boy, David was more often cutting school to help his family in the fields, and he simply can't imagine life anywhere other than 'on the farm.'

Elizabeth Heiskell

"Start small, don’t overwhelm yourself! Do a really good job at that and then grow, once your foundation is set and solid. Do what you say you will do, follow through and be honest."

Cameron Molberg

"No matter how you look at it, organic is an investment in yourself and your local economy. That money recirculates back into local economy 7 times, versus only twice when you spend on conventional products."