A Q&A with Dave Chapman of Long Wind Farm
Photo: Dave Chapman (right) with Vermont's Senator Leahy (center)
Meet Dave Chapman, founder of Long Wind Farm and Executive Director of the Real Organic Project.
FTY: Tell us about your farm.
Dave: We are a 2.5 acre glass greenhouse operation growing certified Real Organic tomatoes in fertile soil.
FTY: In what ways has the FTY partnership supported your farm/business' growth?
Dave: FTY is a perfect partner for Long Wind. When people say "Support Your Local Organic Farmer," they should actually be saying "Support Your Local Organic Food System." Farmers don't exist in a vacuum. FTY is a perfect example of being the food distributor that connects farmers with eaters. Everything about it is the right idea.
FTY: What is your favorite product?
FTY: What brings you the most joy in your work?
Dave: Walking among the plants all alone in the late afternoon.
FTY: Anything else you'd like to share with our community?
Dave: Thank you for your support. We can only change the world one meal at a a time.
Note: Interview has been lightly edited for clarity.
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