A special NYFC Thank You to the 2012 Bootstrap Bloggers

          With the close of the 2012 Bootstrap Blog season, we at the Young Farmers’ Coalition would like to extend a warm thank you to our six Bootstrap farms this season.  You’ve followed them all season – from the early planning and big dreams of spring through the frustrations and challenges […]

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 […]

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 […]