Lara Miller, owner & farmer
I have lived at Nyland Cohousing since 2008 and have grown food all my life. I was ecstatic to be able to not only grow my own food in Nyland, but to be able to feed the community and the greater community as well. I have a full commitment to growing food sustainably and to teaching others how to grow food as well. It is my goal to be able to close the farm because everyone leaves me to grow their own food! The community-based aspect of growing food excites me and I love working with my volunteers in the field and seeing their own joy of bringing food forth from the earth. I am also passionate about preserving food through canning, freezing, drying and fermenting and even though the summer farm days are long, I try to find time to "put food by" for the winter months.
I reside with my partner, Jim, and my three kiddos and they all support the farm, even when I make them plant peas while the snow is still flying or to pick green beans when it is 102 degrees out. But for the most part, they support me back at the house, so I can spend all my daylight hours growing food.
North Field Farm would not be in existence without the continual support from the Nyland. Working the earth together creates relationships, common goals and a shared accomplishment. It is amazing how much we can accomplish together.
Farm Crew, Interns & Apprentices
Our dedicated farm crew makes this little farm come to life. Each year it is a rotating group of passionate workers that want to see North Field Farm succeed and many go on to start their own farming endeavors. We are happy to be a launching pad for so many talented folks.
"I love everything about North Field Farm - the delicious produce, the beautiful mountain view, the warm and friendly conversations with the other members in the vegetable rows, the huge grin on Farmer Lara's face, the kids helping with the harvest, the dark, wormy soil, the social harvesting and pick up times, and the satisfaction of serving local, healthy food to my family. Farmer Lara is amazing!" -KC