Meet the Farmer
Hi, I'm Sophie and welcome to my farm! After graduating from university, I decided to travel across the globe to Australia in 2018, looking to gain a hands-on experience. There, I stayed with the Nicholson family where I learned how they grow their own food and live off the grid. This was a huge moment in my life and was a big push leading me to want to work in the ecological farming sector. Since then, I have been increasing my agricultural, as well as carpentry skills, leading to the creation of the Rising Roots Farm! Rising Roots was created in order to combine the many passions I have including climate change mitigation, sustainability and human rights. Both my farm and my produce boxes are the result of my personal growth over the past 7 years. Feel free to learn more about my personal journey on my "About Me" page!
Some of Rising Roots' Commitments
- Act as a Climate Change solution: Sequester carbon through the use of ecological farming techniques
- Hold soil health as a top priority using techniques such as no-tilling, cover crops, as well as cutting out harsh synthetic chemicals like pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers
- Respect and care for surrounding wildlife, as well as biodiversity in the soil
- Partner and ally with BIPOC, LGBTQ2s+ and women farmers, recognizing the walls that they face in entering the agricultural world
Meet the Nutritionist
Hello, I am Hannah! I am a registered Holistic Nutritionist and Chef. Cooking with family and friends is my passion, but eating all of our delicious creations is favourite part! As a Holistic nutritionist, I specialize in healthy meals and snacks that nourish and fuel the body and taste great too! It’s important for me that my clients understand that food is fuel and how the nutrients they get from farm-fresh fruits and vegetables will make them feel!
My goal is to share and inspire others with creative and simple meal ideas to bring home and enjoy! Keep an eye out for some of my blog posts and recipe ideas to inspire with new ways to use your farm-fresh produce boxes!