My Story

I spent the first decade of my adulthood working in a hospital setting as a registered nurse. Caring for the chronically ill led to serious reflection on what it means to be healthy.

Working as a nurse, I was doing something good, but deep down in my gut I knew I had something more to give. Becoming a mother gave me the motivation and the courage to find that something more.

I stepped away from a career based on treatment of illness in order to devote myself to building health. I believe whole-heartedly in the Hippocratic adage:

Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food.

Laura at holiday sale with microgreens and growing kits
Jubilee Farm Market

It is crucial that we nourish ourselves and our children with fresh, local and nutritious foods.

A little more about me

Laura holding microgreen trays
  • I'm a 9 (any one else obsessed with the enneagram?)
  • I'm a second generation farmer
  • I’m blessed to work from home with my kids
  • I love to bake
  • I'm happiest when my hands are dirty
  • In another life I loved to scuba dive
  • After traveling the world, I’m living back on the very farm I grew up on

Balancing Family and Farming

A podcast interview by Diego Footer

I was invited on Diego Footer’s podcast Farm Small Farm Smart to talk about my journey of learning how to manage my business while raising a family.

Follow Diego on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/diegofooter/

Learn more about Diego’s company Paperpot Co: https://paperpot.co/

Stewards of the land

Laura holding microgreen trays

As farmers, we have a responsibility to be good stewards of the land; recognizing that the earth is a living organism.

Dedicated to organic practices

I place a high value on growing using organic practices. As a matter of principle, I grow all my microgreens in soil using organic, non-GMO seed. I'm also dedicated to composting and water conservation. I use 100% compostable packaging for my microgreens.

Growing vertically

I'm currently using an indoor vertical system combined with an outdoor cold frame greenhouse for growing space. Within this small footprint, I produce a wide variety of fresh, nutritious, beautiful, and delicious microgreens.

Fostering a sense of community

I created Hand-Grown Greens as a means of empowering and educating my community about eating locally.