Lowell Farmers’ Market Bolsters Family Farm Success

Bob R’s family operated a dairy farm in Lowell for generations. He wanted to return to his roots, but in a challenging economy, and practical farm education usually being an informally passed-on body of knowledge, Bob expected to struggle to start up a farm. Regardless of how critical farming is to our region, without small business support, farming education, and a place to access customers, beginning a farm is unrealistic. For Bob and his family, farming became a reality, and a realistic source of income and happiness.