Beth Suedmeyer and Takashi Tada, recent graduates of New Entry’s Farm Business Planning course, get some recognition for their efforts in Ayer, thanks to the Green Ayer News blog:
Many of us have probably daydreamed at one time or another, “Wouldn’t it be great to have a farm of my own? Grow the produce I want to eat. Enjoy the great outdoors and fruits of my own labor?” But where to begin? And how to make sure that dream can be carried out practically?
Ayer residents Beth Suedmeyer and Takashi Tada have made their desire to farm a reality, thanks to the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project (NESFP), a program sponsored by Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and Community Teamwork Inc. of Lowell.
The husband-and-wife team work a quarter-acre that they’ve named Gourd & Plenty Farm at one of NESFP’s plots of land in Dracut. Their produce — several varieties of heirloom tomatoes, a rainbow of peppers, eggplants, French heirloom scalloped squash, and fresh basil, among many others — is now for sale at Ayer’s Farmer’s Market on Saturdays in Depot Square.
You can read the rest of the story here: http://greenayernews.blogspot.com/2010/09/local-couples-season-of-learning-pays.html