about the apprentices
Julia Kuhns - 2017 Apprentice
Julia hails from the Minnesota suburbs. While she didn't have any farming experience, she knew she'd like the work. Plus, she was ready to get her hands dirty! She enjoys spending time working with the animals in particular and when not working, loves exploring. She is continuously learning about the farm runs and how the vegetables grow - and she is enjoying every minute of it. She hopes to use this time on the farm to learn more about what she might want to do in the future and to gain valuable life skills along the way.
Evan Istamboulian - 2016 Apprentice
Beginning in high school, Evan began spending much of his time learning about the world of small-scale agriculture. At his home in Rochester, Michigan, he self-studied through books and any information-rich media on the internet. While on a trip to visit his wife in British Columbia, Canada, he took the opportunity to shadow a small-scale vegetable farmer. This left him with a tangible taste of the physical aspects of farming that he'd only yet read and listened about. He left this experience with the desire to pursue hands-on work. Evan found Sarah while in search of an educational opportunity that would be guided by an experienced small-scale farmer. He looks forward to one day having a farm of his own with his wife, Cassie.