green is easy on the eyes
by mads frost and reed mattison
Max Farrar and Davida Flowers are two of the 321,000 Millennial farmers. As a generation becomes more concerned about the climate crisis and sustainable food sources, Millennials are finding their way back to the dirt. The younger generation of farmers are employing regenerative practices like no tilling and no harsh chemicals to restore soil health.
The couple stands with their two children Maya (6) and Alton (3) in the apple orchard that Max’s grandfather planted.
Starting a farm has seemingly insurmountable barriers. Aside from land access, equipment, and startup costs, there is an unexpected emotional labor that comes with becoming farmers. Max and Davida grapple with faith, family, and race as they relocate from Houston to Bowling Green.
Max and Davida's vision of the farm and future is one of community. A desire to eat well, support your neighbors, and be good stewards of the land are the center of the farm's mission according to their website. Majestic Greens Farm participates in the Growing Together Farm share which is a community supported agriculture (CSA) program. CSA's like these can be found nationwide and are designed to get locally sourced food on families tables.