Joanna and Kristin take a trip to Do Dot’s strawberries to meet two young farmers who really define what it means to answer that question of “Why do you farm?” “You gotta’ love it!” You’ll also learn how to make a delicious and simple recipe for a very “berry” salsa…
“I grew up as a farmer’s daughter. My dad was a grain farmer. I just always saw his love for agriculture and the way he took pride in his work, so I knew I wanted to do something related to agriculture.
We saw that there was a demand for locally grown strawberries here in our area, so we just got into contact with a couple of producers here in Kentucky and they helped us along the way. Helped us to where we are now, and we’re thankful for their help for sure!
Right now we have an acre and a half. This is our third year. Our first year we just had 2,000 plants, just like a 6th of an acre.”
“My father and I have a cattle operation in Smiths Grove, KY. That’s what our day to day operation is. Lindsey and I have some on her family farm down the road in Oakland. That’s about all I do. We have about 400-450 cows.
Why do we farm? You gotta’ love it!”
Download the recipe for Kristin’s strawberry salsa recipe here!