We are a family, farmer, veteran, veteran advocate, and realtor…just like most, we wear many different hats. Professionally, we run our hyperlocal hydroponic farming company called Falls City Farms, located in downtown Louisville, KY in shipping containers. We provide the highest quality lettuce, salad mixes, leafy greens, and herbs to our community. We are in the process of scaling our farm to be able to be Fall City’s choice for hyperlocal produce delivered to their doorstep, served in the communities’ restaurants and/or able to be picked up in our local groceries. One thing COVID brought us was a belief that the consumer desires to know where their food is coming from…to know it is safe more than ever in our history. We believe we are perfectly situated to serve that need.
On top of our farm business, we are a Veteran first. Being a Veteran, you typically have a desire to be of service to others. That is no different here, we want to be a key contributor to my community and its people. Yet a Veterans desire to be of service to others is typically equally as strong (if not stronger) to their commitment to serve their brother and sisters in arms. That is why being a Veteran advocate is so special to me. Whether that is assisting a national organization (Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals/VAREP) take root in our city, through being the Louisville Chapters founding (and current) President or assisting Veterans through farming…it matters to us.
One of the main pillars that brought us into farming and hydroponic farming specifically was the desire to find peace and purpose. To find peace in my own life. To find purpose to my daily path. When John departed from military service, rationalizing how he was making an impact to his surrounding was difficult. Today, it is still difficult yet, we believe we am on the path to finding that purpose. Finding that path, coupled with our desire to serve my brothers and sister in arms is why (in time) we hope to provide a path for our local veterans. A path to help them find peace and purpose. To allow them to learn a tangible task, that they can visually see each and every day. A task that allows them to see the smile of someone in their community. A task that allows them to see someone who cherishes the time spent loving on that seed, so they can be nourished by that plant. That is our desire outcome.
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