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Loon Organics


Laura Frerichs and Adam Cullip sit side by side in front of their colorful flower garden, swatting away mosquitoes on a warm fall day (Figure 1). Laura calls out a greeting to a customer who has stopped by Loon Organics to pick up her weekly share of vegetables. It is clear that these young entrepreneurs have gotten comfortable in their role as market gardeners over the past five years and that they are already part of the community around their newly purchased land. Laura and Adam’s story shows that combining hard work and dedication with excellent recordkeeping, planning, and marketing skills can put beginning farmers on the road to success.

Laura and Adam

Figure 1: Laura Frerichs and Adam Cullip in front of the flower garden on their recently purchased farm in Hutchinson, Minnesota.

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