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Young farmers put down roots through community supported agriculture

UPPER FREEHOLD – Young farmers Hannah Conner and Joe Soto of Ramblin’ Sol Farm have announced they will be moving their 2-acre micro-farm to a permanent location down the road this winter.

Conner and Soto each have more than 10 years of organic vegetable farming experience, according to a press release.

Ramblin’ Sol Farm, which currently provides pesticide-free produce to more than 100 individuals and families in Monmouth and Ocean counties, will now be located at 79 Arneytown-Hornerstown Road in the Cream Ridge section of Upper Freehold Township.

Conner and Soto distribute their produce via a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program and by selling produce at the Brick Farmers’ Market. In the spirit of CSA, it was a current member of their program who offered to sell the new property to the young farming family, according to the press release.

The larger property will allow Ramblin’ Sol Farm to offer naturally grown, nutrient-dense food to twice as many CSA members while still having a robust offering at the weekly Brick Farmers’ Market.

Conner and Soto are also looking forward to cultivating a space for the community by hosting events including educational workshops, farm-to-table brunches, yoga classes and more, according to the press release.

Registration for the CSA program opens Nov. 1 and can be accessed on the farm’s website, www.ramblinsolfarm.com

“We are so grateful to have this opportunity,” Conner said. “Our growing practices reflect our purpose to nourish and positively impact our community and this piece of land will give us the foundation to truly fulfill that purpose.”

To learn more about Ramblin’ Sol Farm, visit https://www.ramblinsolfarm.com

Follow the farm on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/ramblin_sol_farm/ and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ramblinsolfarm

According to the press release, farmers Hannah, Joe and baby Emmylou strive to help heal the food system and better connect their community to local food production by providing high quality, healthy produce using regenerative methods that protect shared resources.

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