Know Your Farmers

Owner/Farmer Ben has been farming since 2010 in both rural and urban areas in different temperate zones across the continental U.S.

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Ben sharing details about one of our low tunnels

Ben Pfeffer is a farmer who grows diverse food crops to regenerate both the land and the local community.
 
Ben believes that the path towards improving our food system and the people that depend on it is through building healthy relationships with the soil and with each other.
 
During his time owning and operating Raisin’ Roots Farm in Larimer County, Colorado he has built a viable business model through a diversity of production, innovative practices and direct marketing.
 
Ben has studied resilient farming methods from producers across different regions and is proud to implement both new and old ideas and technologies while remaining a perpetual student. As President of the Larimer County Farmers Alliance he continues to work on land access issues, technical education, and coalition building between producers.
 
Ben holds a BA in Anthropology from Towson University.
 

Farmer Hannah is thrilled to be a part of the Raisin’ Roots family.

Also from Maryland (a different part, what are the odds) she attended NYU, receiving a B.A. in Urban Studies and Johns Hopkins University, where she received her Master’s in Public Health & Nutrition.

Hannah is also a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and continues to pursue her passion for promoting mind/body wellness, particularly in her work treating individuals diagnosed with Eating Disorders.

Hannah has lived all over the U.S. working in the food system as a food justice/food access advocate.

In her free time, Hannah enjoys reading, writing poetry, hiking, camping, yoga, meditation and spending time with her awesome new friends. Her favorite vegetable is Cauliflower.

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Raisin works hard to keep deer out of the fields when the farmers need their rest. She is also neighborhood ambassador and takes her protective duties very seriously. Raisin is 7 years old and has lived in many different areas throughout the U.S., from cities to rural farms and forests. As property guardian, one must get into Raisin’s good graces to achieve free range on the farm under her watchful eye.