Sharon Ostrowski and her family run SharKar Farms, (pronounced Share Care), an all-vegetable 10-acre farm in China, Michigan. Sharon jokes that everything is grown in China, and she makes this a reality by offering “weird” vegetables like a cucumber/watermelon type, Michigan artichokes, and 20+ varieties of tomatoes. She says she’s raised her seven children the same way she raises her plants – feeds them, treats them, and gets a healthy result in the end.
Listen as Sharon talks about:
- What satisfaction she draws from planting, growing, and feeding people with plants, and how she can’t grow anything on a tree
- Kayaking and boating, and the indestructibility of canoes
- The year she didn’t plant any red cherry tomatoes
- How younger farmers can learn from experienced farmers who already made mistakes
- No matter how many hours she works, she’s never sad, but always satisfied
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