Sarah Jones and her husband Michael are fourth generation potato farmers in Hooper, CO. Their farm, Jones Farms Organics, is paving the way in the San Luis Valley (the nation’s second largest fresh potato growing region in the U.S.) for regenerative and sustainable farming practices. In addition to helping manage day to day operations at the farm, Sarah has also recently transformed a local gas station and café into a neighborhood whole-food eatery, and helped to bring Marguerite Humeau’s 160-acre earthwork “Orisons” to life by convincing her in-laws to donate an unused/fallow circle-pivot to the project. Sarah and I discuss the unexpected and humbling path life sets forth for us when we stop getting in our own way, and how fulfilled and grateful we feel to live in a place where dreams can so easily become a reality.
Songs featured: “Without You” by Sjors Mans, “Appaloosa Bones” by Gregory Alan Isakov & “Happiness Does Not Wait” by Ólafur Arnalds
Poem that I read in the introduction: “To Be Of Use” by Marge Piercy
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