EP11: Love is Love Cooperative Farm


This episode takes us all the way down to Mansfield Georgia where we visit with Monica and Russell of Love is Love Cooperative Farm. Myself and a few other colleges visited in October 2022 as part of a farm tour focused on wash/pack design and produce safety. This project is titled SCRUB, Sanitizing and Cleaning Resources for Your Business. From this project we were able to learned what market farmers needed in order to improve their produce safety and we either collated or created resources to help improve the cleanliness, and reduce produce safety risks.

This visit was an honor, to see a farm that is in the early stages of growth, and that we also helped to design this wash/pack space and recommend tools and products that’d improve efficiencies. This episode is a unique one, where two of the owner/members share what it’s like to build a business with a cooperative farm model, raising funding, and investing in infrastructure. Russell also shares a bit about the Oggun cultivating tractor and why he decided to go with that machine as the primary cultivation tool. 

Follow Love is Love

Website: http://www.loveislovefarm.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LoveisLoveFarm

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/loveislovefarm/

Resources & References

SCRUB Project – https://go.uvm.edu/scrub
Atlas Greenhouse – https://atlasgreenhouse.com/
Business Consulting from Plant to Profit with Ellen Polishuk – https://www.planttoprofit.com/
https://www.instagram.com/planttoprofit_farmerellen
Red Layflat (Ironsides) – way more durable option

Wash/Pack

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Our visit and the farm dog

Equipment

Oggun Tractor

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