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The Winter Growers Podcast

Jul 25, 2022

Patty Gentry of Early Girl Farm grows in Brookhaven on Long Island, NY. She has been described as "the Picasso of vegetables" and is featured in a documentary film, The Soul of a Farmer, that follows her farming journey and takes a raw and honest look at the challenges facing small-scale farmers today. As a former chef, Patty loves and understands vegetables, and she is passionate about quality and taste and supplying her customers with beautiful produce year-round. Growing on 2 acres, she sells to seven restaurantes, and a 150 member CSA. She dreams of one day opening a little market garden cafe and book store and gathering space dedicated to all things growing. I loved speaking with Patty, she is a passionate a curious learner who offers so much warmth, humor, and thoughtfullness to our conversation.

Also mentioned in the show...

The New Organic Grower by Eliot Coleman

The Living Soil Handbook by Jesse Frost

The Lean Farm by Ben Hartman

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Tunnel Vision Hoops, for your Winter infrastructure needs.

Growing for Market Magazine, enter code "winter" at checkout to get 25% off a new subscription.

Rimol Greenhouses, for high-tunnels and greenhouses.

Johnny's Selected Seeds, check out their seriously amazing Growers Library.

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