Looking for veteran grown, pasture raised eggs in the Minneapolis area? Look no further than Locally Laid! Jason Asmundsen (Army) and his wife Lucie raise their birds on pasture, producing golden yolks and happy hens. Please take a look at their website to see where you can purchase a dozen delicious eggs. http://www.locallylaid.com/
Growing up on a dairy and grain farm, Orlando Cadena has known what it’s like to work hard as a farmer since he could first carry two five-gallon buckets full of feed. “I grew up driving tractors, and that’s really all I wanted to do. It’s in my blood.” -Orlando Cadena
Cory Bryk (USMC) was recently awarded with a Bob Woodruff Farming Fellowship through the FVC Fellowship Fund. Cory owns and operates New Life Farm in Boone, NC, where he raises vegetables, herbs, cut flowers and mixed poultry. If you live in the Boone area, please make sure to seek out New Life Farm produce and poultry!
FVC partners closely with National AgrAbility Project and their network of statewide affiliates. AgrAbility has been helping farmers with disabilities for decades and now helps many veterans. Here FVC Director Michael OGorman (center) is with farmer veterans (l to r) Kym, Mike, Eric and Don at this weeks conventon in Minneapolis. Not in the picture are Vincent and Larry.
Air Force veteran Lee Lichtenwalner and his wife, Dawn spent nearly two decades raising their family in Las Vegas, NV before buying their 11-acre farm tucked away in Columbiana County, OH. Dandelion Lane Farm grows a variety of herbs and vegetables, specializing in naturally grown, heirloom products and delicious value-added products. It is proud to be Ohio’s first Homegrown by Heroes farm.
Meet the extraordinary Will Allen. He is a former professional basketball and current urban farmer who is most noted for leading the successful urban farming organization, Growing Power. Throughout his career Will has been invited numerous times to speak about the importance and methods of urban farming, and he is considered to be among the top experts and leaders in urban farming today. "I’ve always eaten good food. I search out good food." Will Allen…
Ron Bennett served in the US Air Force, Army and Army National Guard before injuries sustained in Iraq ended his military career. Now he has begun cultivating flowers and raising bees on his farm in Virginia. Ron took his first Chrysanthemums to market, proudly displaying the Homegrown by Heroes logo. Homegrown by Heroes is available to farmers, ranchers and fishers of all military eras. www.hgbh.org