Schnitzelburg Community Farmers Market: SCFM Farmer Spotlight

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

SCFM Farmer Spotlight

SCFM Farmer Spotlight:

We would like to welcome Field Day Family Farm to the SCFM. We feel greatly appreciative of Ivor & his crew for expanding to include our market. Ivor has also given his time freely to advise us during the formation of the SCFM. We are full of gratitude for all of his help. We look forward to all the inspiring produce he will bring to the SCFM.

Field Day Farm's Story:
Ivor Chodkowski’s tenant operation, Field Day Family Farm, will be turning twenty one years old in 2017. Ivor produces vegetables, row crops, chickens, sometimes turkeys, and sometimes hogs on 30 acres of land.

Graduates from Ivor’s apprenticeship are more than twenty with several graduates having gone on to start their own farming operations, one having gone on to be an agricultural extension specialist in the peace corps in Bolivia, and many others now placed in additional jobs related to agriculture in the community.

Among other distinctions, in 2002, Ivor received a key to the City of Louisville for his food access work.  In 2003, he visited the World Social Forum and the Rural World Assembly in Porto Allegre, Brazil, as a delegate from the United States. He served, in 2005, as the President of Community Farm Alliance, a true grassroots organization committed to helping farmers and other area citizens help themselves.  In 2006, Ivor became a founding board member of the Food Literacy Project, which has made Ivor’s farm an educational opportunity for area children and youth.
In the spring of 2011, along with three partners and many small investors from the local community, Ivor opened a local foods restaurant in NuLu on East Market Street in Louisville.  The award winning restaurant is called Harvest.

Please help us to welcome Field Day Farm by visiting their website.

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