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publication date: Sep 1, 2019
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Growing and transitioning through nearly 50 years of farming

There are a few market farms in the Washington, D.C., region that have been at it from the beginning—the early 1970’s. I was lucky enough to work on and then get adopted by one of them—Potomac Vegetable Farms (see the article about the writer’s experience at Potomac Vegetable Farms in the February 2019 GFM). Another long-standing farm is New Morning Farm (NMF) in south central Pennsylvania. I’ve met the owners a few times over the years, but somehow, I never made the two-hour drive to go see them!

A couple months ago, I sat next to Jennifer Glenister at a farm to institution study group meeting. Jennifer let me know that she was now the Head Farmer at NMF, that Moie Crawford is mostly retired and that Jim Crawford is partially retired. Now, there was a story I wanted to capture for my own curiosity and for GFM readers. Some of you may be thinking about farm transitions, and others of you may wish to be the next generation of farmers! Lucky for all of us, Jennifer agreed to be interviewed, and to make time for it during the busy planting season of early May.



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