This week’s episode features Rita Champion of Stitchdown Farm in Bethel, Vermont. Stitchdown farm raises flowers for local shops, a weekly subscription programs, as well as weddings and events. In addition to fresh flowers, they also produce a limited run of seeds, dried flowers, host an Airbnb, and sell merchandise.
On this episode, Corinne and Rita discuss:
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- The origin story of Stitchdown Farm
- How Rita first became interested in growing flowers
- The other elements of her family homestead
- How growing vegetables is a "joy outlet"
- Blending family and farming
- Rita's experience becoming a mother, and how that shaped her farm
- Letting go of draft horses
- Working through post partum depression
- Farming wiht a newborn
- The richness of farming
- And so much more
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