Lisa Fisher and Tom Reynolds moved onto their 5-acre plot in the late 70s and graced it with fruit trees and her grandmother’s classic glass and stone greenhouse moved from Connecticut. Because certification was, in general, important to Lisa, she applied for organic certification for the greens and vegetables she grew in 1990 and began selling at the farmers market. Among her crops are eight varieties of beans and she is still looking for the perfect one; eight varieties of potatoes which she chooses for production, flavor and color, both fingerling and full-size – red gold being a favorite; and heirloom tomatoes. People pick from what she has to offer and understand that they are eating seasonally. She pays attention to soil health and uses good bugs for pest management, all part of growing organically and caring for the land.

This article by Bella Bennett originally appeared on mvtimes.com.