Hi! I’m Lauren. I am one member of a young and enthusiastic farming couple. I am the tall and elegant, sometimes flashy, sometimes fancy member of our two-person team. You could say, I am the leek. You probably wouldn’t. But you could.
And Kyle, Kyle is my carrot. My straight and narrow, always sweet, always essential, often overlooked farming partner. I am the one who yearns to be seen, beauty above ground. He is the strong and stable one, beauty buried beneath the surface. Alright. That’s enough. That’s as far as I’ll take you on this metaphor.
Together, Leek and Carrot, we are the farmers of Raleigh’s Hillside Farm, a certified organic CSA and market farm outside of Evansville, Wisconsin.
This blog, however, is more about leeks and less about carrots because as the more flashy of the two of us, I am the one with an internet presence and I am the one who loves words. I live for people and their stories and I feel it only fair to also share my own. Along with my stories, you’ll also find some recipes because this farmer not only loves to grow food but also enjoys preparing and consuming it. Often in creative ways.
Recent Interviews & Press
Channel 3000 // Bill would forgive student loans for farmers
Project Creativity // Innovation (and love!) on the vegetable farm
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel // Young farmers are freshening the face of Wisconsin agriculture
Other Published Works
Madison Magazine // Pho-natic
Madison Magazine // Nomadic Chef: Conversations with a Traveling Chef
Madison Magazine // What’s Growing in Madison?
Edible Madison // Why I Love CSA
Madison Magazine // 8 Ways to Walk in a Farmer’s Shoes during Soil Sisters Weekend
Madison Magazine // Summery Biscuits
Madison Magazine // Taqueria Twosome
Madison Magazine // A Low-Carb Love Story
Edible Madison // Learning to Share the Farm
Edible Madison // When Things Go Wrong
Edible Madison // Greenhouse Rhthyms
Mariah Haberman // Bloom Where You’re Planted
Edible Madison // Finding Love on the Vegetable Farm
Edible Madison // Winter Travel & The Evolution of a Family Farm
Edible Madison // A Year on the Farm
Edible Madison // Fall Gratitude
Edible Madison // How I Became a Soil Sister
Edible Madison // Spring and New Beginnings
Edible Madison // The Place Where We Belong
Edible Madison // February to a Vegetable Farmer