the greenhorn: one leaf farm
Rand of One Leaf has only been farming for four years, starting at the age of 23. Until recently she was leasing the 5 acres in the Snoqualmie Valley where she grows a variety of vegetables to sell at local farmers markets. Now farming in Snohomish with fellow female farmer and business partner, Alice.
Like many other young and new farmers, land ownership is a financial barrier of entry that could potentially have Rand hanging up her tractor keys and changing careers. This was photographed at her farm in the Snoqualmie Valley in the late summer of 2014.
Update: Here is the story I wrote about Rand for Modern Farmer Magazine for the Spring 2016 issue.