About The Blogger
Originally from a very small rural community in New England, I have been surrounded by the agricultural community for as long as I can remember. I grew up among roadside farm stands, orchards, dairy farms, backyard gardens and sugar shacks. My love and, well obsession really, is for all things agrarian. I love to dig it, plant it, grow it, pick it, eat it, read about it, talk about it and share the bounty.
I have been digging in the dirt since I was just a lil’ bit, composting my Babci’s kitchen scraps, planting dahlia’s in her flower beds and stealing my parents sugar bowl so I could sneak rhubarb stocks and snack on them in the bean patch behind my parents house. We spent a good portion of the summers foraging for mushrooms, wild blueberries, strawberries, blackberries and raspberries. It was natural for folks to know where the best picking was.
I tried to leave those roots for a bigger town with more “sophisticated” dreams, but I am always drawn back to the dirt. In my twenties I worked on a vegetable farm for a spell and later moved into an organic co-op where we grew all of our food for the year on a ½-1 acre in the happy valley soil of Western Massachusetts. Recently I purchased my own 4.3 acre slice of farm heaven in Northern Colorado and have spent the last year and a half renovating a 1907 farm house and the property. Planting orchards and a vegetable garden, fixing barns, building chicken coops and fences has been one more step toward food independence and a happy soul.
I have spent the last year and a half blogging about our experience building our farmstead. I love to write and share information. It seemed a natural progression to share my exploration of the Northern Colorado farm community and food scene through Farming Fort Collins. I hope you enjoy the journey and I can’t wait to meet you all.
- Erica Gagne Glaze