Elise Thorp started Trillium Wood Farm with her sister, Allie. They were both vegetarians, but they decided to experiment with raising meat for themselves and friends. Seven years later, they are raising hogs, lambs, chickens and turkeys as their full-time jobs. They handle all the aspects of the business from raising the animals, to farmers markets, to online sales and shipping. Outside of work, Elise loves to eat at different restaurants, go to music shows, and cook curry, which she fell in love with when she studied abroad in India.

Listen as she talks about:

  • The questions her customers have about the animals’ diets, shelter, and harvest
  • How she likes to hibernate in the winter
  • The benefits of working with your sister
  • The usefulness of farming Facebook groups
  • Her interest in nutritional therapy

 

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