About the Series:
Sowing Seeds, Reaping Profit is a series of seven case studies featuring innovative Ontario farmers with non-traditional backgrounds. It shares practical production tips, innovative marketing approaches and creative ways to successfully negotiate the myriad challenges that new farmers face in their start-up years and beyond.
Linda Crago – Tree and Twig Heirloom Vegetable Farm
“I always loved to farm. I always loved the land. I was a social worker for quite a few years, and I just knew that wasn’t what I wanted to do. So when we moved out here, the gardens just kept getting bigger and bigger… It just sort of evolved out of wanting to do something different. And I always thought I wanted to do something related to growing.
“When I started… I had never heard of CSAs before. I just had this idea that it would be good if I could get a group of people who would agree to buy my vegetables for the season. And that’s exactly what I did. And then I started doing a newsletter, too, without realizing that that’s just what you did! So then I was doing this, and I heard about this thing called a CSA, so then I realized, that was what I was.”