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.

Ute Zell – Smiling Goat Farm

“I am an herbalist. And I wanted to grow what I tell people to eat. I wanted to do that in Germany originally, but the money was a problem. When you bought land over there, it was five times as much as over here. So I started a little farm here, a 20-acre hobby farm, with a few goats, a few chickens, and a few ducks. Then I met Tom, and he wanted to go bigger. So that’s why we bought this farm. And then we got even bigger and bought a second one.Well, we are in a big change right now, because my partner and I separated. So I have to do it a little bit different now. I’m by myself, and that’s a little bit more difficult.”

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