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The appeal of farming

Q: What is it about farming that appeals to you?

Lindholm: The big appeal is the seasonality. I’m not doing the same thing every day, day after day, year after year. Season to season, it’s always changing. Pardon the pun, but there’s always something new to grow into, something new to produce, something new to learn.

I’m 12 years into the blueberry operation and am only just starting to speak confidently on what’s going on out on my blueberry field. It’s much the same way with my vegetables — it’s taken me this long to realize that I don’t need to put so much interest or attention toward growing the tomatoplant. But I really need to put my attention toward growing healthy soil, and then the tomato plant will just come along very happily on its own. That’s pretty much a recent discovery.

We’ve always had a frontier to pursue. And I like working for myself and having a schedule that allows me to be with my family when I want, and having our children grow up knowing where our food comes from, what a carrot plant looks like.