Farmer in the City





Location:  Orange County, CA

Day Job:  Mom and Wife

The Digs:  Backyard, Containers, Other

Crops:  Basil, Cabbage, Carrots, Chile Peppers, Cucumbers, Jalepeno Peppers, Lemons, Lettuce, Peaches, Strawberries, Thyme, Tomatoes

Animals:  Chickens, Dogs

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  I want my children to grow-up with fond memories of gardening just like I did and I want them to understand where food comes from and the work that is required to grow it. I am big on food being chemical free. The chickens are a new project for us and one that I am learning a lot about. We watched the documentary Food, Inc. and it made us much more aware of what it takes to get chicken to our table...images we were not comfortable with. We are happy to be raising happy chickens and can't wait to taste what a "real" home grown egg tastes like. My kids and I are excited by the idea of having our own urban farm.

Post a comment

  • Posted by: MaiRo & Co on March 14th, 2012 at 04:44 am

    Congrats on Farm of the Day! You will love your chickens, we do. Best of luck to and the kids!

  • Posted by: guchswife on March 13th, 2012 at 04:40 pm

    Awesome! Congratulations on Farmer of the Day!

  • Posted by: Obsidian Farms & Wellness Cooperative on March 13th, 2012 at 09:56 am

    Ditto on the urban farm...mine is even in the "ghetto"! My nine chickens lay up to 10 eggs a day...and those eggs are worth every bit of the effort...as is the poop! Congrats.

  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on March 13th, 2012 at 05:50 am

    I like all your reasons for getting dirty. Congratulations on being farmer of the day.

  • Posted by: SierraTahoeDad on March 13th, 2012 at 01:02 am

    Congrats on making Farmer of the Day!

  • Posted by: on June 1st, 2011 at 01:08 pm

    If you’re not already getting your bimonthly issues of Urban Farm, you’re missing out on the guide on how to be more self-sufficient by growing some of your own food and treading lightly on the environment in the space you have. Articles include how-to projects, gardening basics, composting, beekeeping, roof-top gardening, preserving and freezing, and time and money-saving ideas. Subscribe today -- 1 year (6 issues) as low as $15.00.

  • Posted by: Nebraska Dave on July 27th, 2010 at 05:26 am

    Congrats on Farmer of the Day. It is great that you are teaching your children about how to grow food and where it comes from.

  • Posted by: stargazer21 on June 22nd, 2010 at 10:57 am

    I felt the same way after seeing Food, Inc. I can't buy Roundup any more and have to restrain myself from lecturing people when I see it in their baskets! BTW, there really is nothing better than a homegrown egg!

  • Posted by: fitquestmom on May 27th, 2010 at 07:06 am

    Thanks! I wished I had more land, but am happy with how we were able to use what we do have.

Top Products
Gold Standard

*Content generated by our loyal visitors, which includes comments and club postings, is free of constraints from our editors’ red pens, and therefore not governed by I-5 Publishing, LLC’s Gold Standard Quality Content, but instead allowed to follow the free form expression necessary for quick, inspired and spontaneous communication.