The 145th Real Farmer Care recipient is Emily Tzeng of Local Color Farm and Fiber @localcolorfarmandfiber in Puyallup, WA.
Emily writes, “I'm a first generation farmer at Local Color Farm and Fiber located in the Puyallup River Valley, south of Seattle, Washington. We grow mixed vegetables and a flock of heritage breed sheep for wool and meat, along with a diverse array of natural dye plants to dye their fiber. We specifically grow many East Asian vegetables in order to provide sustainably grown, culturally appropriate veggies to our community. We love farming with the symbiosis between plants and animals and being able to send our farm yarn all over the world! Self care is definitely something that I neglect during the season and I am trying to strive for a better farm/life balance. Real Farmer Care has been an inspiration for the creation of a mental health fund for farmers in our area called the "Ag Health Fund" that we hope will be active later this year. We also have a free monthly yoga for farmers class, which definitely has helped with my own self care! The yoga is great and it's really helpful to see other farmers in a more social setting to catch up in person throughout the season.” #localcolorfarm #selfcare #aghealthfund #realfarmercare