Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Couple Work to Grow Future with Organic Farm

Tren and RebeccaThe younger generation in the United States is getting ready for organic farming success. With such a growing niche market, young people are stepping up and getting involved--some changing to make organic farming their way of living. Such is the case with this young couple from North Carolina featured by the Sun Journal who are trying their hand at a new type of farming.

Couple Work to Grow Future with Organic Farm

On Thursday at dusk, Trent and Rebecca Carpenter Scott were picking sugar snap peas and pulling at a few lettuce leaves to make sure no pests were having dinner.

Their own dinner was a quick one, a break for Trent in the field and for Rebecca from her day job in accounting at
Eastern Carolina Internal Medicine.
About a mile past the Craven and Jones County line off U.S. 17, five acres of neat, rolling rows outline a picture of the young couple's hope for an independent financial future that brings with it their past.

Spring, summer, fall, and now another spring brings them four crops into a new organic farming business that looks like it just might grow. Next year might add a marketable winter crop in addition to the cover crop of winter rye used to enrich the soil.

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