Demand for local foods helps Mass. farming find its footing
The Boston Globe - 09/14/2015
Seeing a variety of benefits, some towns have joined in the nascent farm revival, moving to preserve open space for agricultural use, and setting up community farms like the Medway farm where Overshiner works.
Overshiner said her desire to farm was born in the classroom.
She studied environmental science at Northeastern University, and one seminar on eating and the environment triggered a passion.
“Farming is the one profession people assume you have to be born into,” said Overshiner. “But it’s a skill. You can learn how to do it.”
Overshiner took over the farm in 2010. That year, she also met her now-husband Kevin.