Farm Star Living

"I think that when farmers farm for the lifestyle and for being a shepherd for God's creation, then they are doing it right."

Meet this fourth-generation turkey farmer who reminds us that turkeys aren't just for Thanksgiving. Plus, this Farm Star™ shares what makes turkey farming so unique, and so heart-warming for her and her family.

"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."

"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!"

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

"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."

"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."

"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."

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.'

"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."