Thanks to Leah Matson at AccelNow who profiled new farm entrepreneurs, including Katie, at their online blog.
Katie Bashor is the Farm Operation Manager at River Creek Farm, a five-acre farm in Limestone, TN owned by Jamie Dove and Elise Clair. In addition to being a produce supplier to Main Street Pizza Company, River Creek also currently has around 130 CSA (Community Support Agriculture) accounts for this year which Katie manages planning, planting, and harvesting. The CSA has been running for two years. River Creek Farm employs two more people year-round in addition to Katie; during summer, additional employees double.
“CSA is catching on,” said Bashor. “We were a part of the CSA Fair that the Appalachian RC&D Council put together in early 2016. It introduced us to a lot of new customers.”
Katie attended our Field School in 2016. “I learned a lot about farming practices and how to better plan my crops,” said Bashor.
“Everyone at the ARC&D has such a great passion for farms and programs that help us new farmers educate and better our careers.”