Andy Rozendaal is the farm director at Eighth Day Farm in Holland, MI.  The urban farm, which is right in the middle of a ripped-up parking lot, focuses on taking care of the land as well as people.  The faith-based, non-profit also donates 10% of what they grow to low income families.  Andy grew up on an Iowan dairy farm, went to Iowa State, and then entered the seminary.  After serving a church for nine years, he felt a call to get his hands in the soil.

Listen as Andy talks about:

  • How he didn’t listen to the advice not to date anyone from his church when he met his wife
  • The most common question he gets at the farmers market
  • Going on vacation when you already live in a vacation spot
  • The 150-200 volunteers that come to work on the farm
  • Upcoming Florida, camping, and kale-eating plans​

 

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