Mike Benziger of Glentucky Farms
Glen Ellen, California
Ashitaba, Summer Savory, Dandelion
Today we are thrilled to present the first in a series of videos of the farmers who grow our vegetables. This one features biodynamic grower, Mike Benziger of Glentucky Farms, in Glen Ellen, California, and it captures the essence of the reason we founded Dr. Cowan’s Garden.
Our primary mission, as so beautifully described by Mike, is to make it easy for people to diversify their diets with the most nutritious (and sometimes hard-to-find) plants as possible. To optimise the nutritional content of the plants, first and foremost, we need healthy soil. No one describes and fulfils this need more precisely and passionately than Mike.
And, as you will see toward the end of the video, plants, like people, perform best when they are surrounded by beauty. Please watch the video all the way to the end. If you are like me, you, too, will be inspired to somehow create more beauty in your life.
Today’s short video features Red Range Farm in western Pennsylvania. This husband-and-wife team grows the peppers that become our beautiful, flavourful Pepper Salt. They also grow Honey-nut Squash for our Winter Squash and Threefold Sweet Powders. By providing a steady market to them, we have helped them take steps toward obtaining Demeter certification. With your support, we can change and regenerate our farms and our lands one farm at a time.