Meet the Rancher
I grew up in a small farming community in the mountains of Northern Utah. Our family worked together to raise pigs and tend to our vegetable gardens. I eventually left Utah and tried my hand at different jobs until I landed one that allowed me to express my creativity. That ended seven years ago when I was laid off from a great job that I had for a long time. It turns out I was ready for something different and was open to the right “opportunity.” For years I had watched the urban/micro farm movement develop and I knew just what I was going to do. Instead of looking for another conventional job, I started volunteering on a small farm. At the time, Love Apple Farms was about a half-acre garden and was doing traditional yet forward thinking things. It was really just a small scale garden with a few workshops and a local secret. After about a year at Love Apple, I joined Cynthia Sandberg as a co-owner and operator. With the help of hundreds of volunteers, interns, and apprentices Love Apple Farms evolved from a hobby garden with a few workshops and small tomato sale to the world class school and farm it is today.