Hello, my name is Cindy and I am a farmer.
Sounds a bit like a confession doesn’t it?
Well, it sort of is. I will no longer apologize for my love of great food, passion for ecological farming and the joy I feel being outside all day. I confess that in 2007 when I began my farm career that I had no idea how much of my heart it would grab hold of.
After farming with my partner for 11 years as Dragonfly Farm Store, we came to the end of our business relations ship. We sold the farm, closed the business and moved onto our individual futures. Toss in a divorce and you have the necessary components to an excellent heart break.
But from heart break and pain came some clarity and new plans for the future.
While dismantling the life I shared, I started dreaming and planning about my future. I realized I could not give up on my dreams of farming and self-marketing amazing local and organic foods. I knew I did not want to spend time away from animals for long and I knew I could not go and work for someone else. (Anyone who has hired me knows I make a terrible employee.)
When something you poured all your heart and soul into for 11 years ends, you don’t feel much like celebrating. But at the same time, I was tired of not celebrating. Farming and food brings me so much joy and delight. I love my job, and the relationships I built with partner farms and local suppliers and the hard work needed to do what I do. I love the idea that I am building a life with goals and targets, not just living.
So, celebrate I will!
From pain and heart ache to passion, purpose and joy. It was a choice. I decided what I wanted for my future. I choose to be happy and to farm and self-market amazing local and organic foods to a growing market of intelligent, inspired and like-minded customers.
And this is where Farm Queen Foods came from.
My need to celebrate life, food and ecological farming and do it with style, class and a whole lot of enthusiasm. The Queen of the my own little empire, a lady farmer, lady boss and all around happy and inspired person living her dream!
I hope you like what we have to offer. It takes a village to grow and raise the amazing foods I grow and sell. Its not a lonesome business. I am so thankful and respectful of the farmers who allow me to sell their grass-fed, pastured and organic meats, dry goods and produce.
Thank you for standing by me through all the changes and for your continued support! Thank you for buying from us, a collection of like-minded, passionate farmers who choose to grow organically, respectfully and ecologically.
To learn more about how we farm check out HOW WE FARM page for all the details. By selling direct to customers, establishing my own distribution channels, building my own supply chain with like minded processors, farmers and suppliers; learning to raise BEEF, PORK, CHICKEN, TURKEY, DUCK, GOAT and EGGS has been a wonderful adventure.
Now, it’s all I, and the great group of Partnership Farms want to do! All of our meat is processed at a few local abattoirs that we are proud to support. They work very hard to offer custom butchering and they take into consideration our special needs. We sell by the packaged pound, not the hanging weight of the animal.
We hope you enjoyed getting to know us and sharing in our passion. I was told once that farming is a great life if you don’t weaken! Well I am stronger now than I was and I have no intention of give up farming. I love my farm and living this blessed life!
So, from all of us at Farm Queen Foods, please celebrate your life with the great food we grow!