Farmer in the City





Location:  Freeport, IL

Day Job:  retired/ growing food

The Digs:  Backyard, Containers, Front yard

Crops:  Basil, Bell Peppers, Blackberries, Bok-choy, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Chile Peppers, Chinese cabbage, Collards, Corn, Cucumbers, Green beans, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Peas, Pumpkins, Spinach, Strawberries, Sugar Snap Peas, Tomatoes, Rhubarb, peaches, mulberries, horseradish, cilantro

Animals:  Cats, Chickens, Dogs

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  Delicious food, sell at Farmer's Mkt

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

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  • Posted by: City Girl Garden on April 9th, 2011 at 04:59 am

    Congrats on being named Farmer of the Day! Oh, to be able to spend the day in the garden. What a great "day job". Happy Gardening!

  • Posted by: Jerry on April 8th, 2011 at 05:03 pm

    What a great way to spend retirement.

  • Posted by: Garden Of Eatin' on April 8th, 2011 at 01:18 pm

    Congrats on Farmer Of The Day!

  • Posted by: Green Desert on April 8th, 2011 at 08:20 am

    Congratulations from Las Vegas!

  • Posted by: Redqueen on April 8th, 2011 at 07:45 am

    congratulations on being farmer of the day!

  • Posted by: Nebraska Dave on April 8th, 2011 at 06:22 am

    Congrats on being farmer of the day.

    I too have front yard container on the patio and backyard raised garden beds.

    Have a great farmer of the day.

  • Posted by: Canokie on April 8th, 2011 at 06:22 am

    Congratulations on Farmer of the Day!

  • Posted by: Nebraska Dave on April 7th, 2011 at 05:51 am

    Wow you must have a big garden to be able to sell at the farmer's market.

    Have a great day in the garden.

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