Bootstrap @ Salad Garden: Great Expectations

For many new farmers, the first season can be the most challenging, what with the business start-up, the financial drain, and the uncertainty that comes with beginning any new venture. Now that we are in the midst of our second spring, I am confident in saying that this season is much more difficult. Let me explain.  Our first year operating The Salad Garden was a roller coaster experience. We had to learn the fields, get acquainted with our soils,... Read More

Bootstrap @ The Salad Garden – Introduction

Hello there.  I’m Leslie.  I love pen and ink drawings, pickles, and hip-hop.  Most notably, I am one-half of a phenomenal farming duo, along with my partner Liberty Hunter, and one-third of a stellar farming partnership at The Salad Garden in Ashland, Missouri.    I grew up in Columbia, a lovely little suburban college town right smack in the middle of the middle state of Missouri.  I wasn’t born with farming in my blood. I went to college,... Read More