Meet Your Farmers
We are a young farm family who love to grow healthy, delicious food for people! We are excited and honored to help bring local, excellent quality food to the Interior of Alaska. Goosefoot Farm was established in 2013 when we worked to build a fence, disc up the hay field, plant a cover crop and improve our access to water. In 2014 with the help of some non-traditional funding methods, including a crowd funding campaign and a Kiva Zip loan, we were able to take our farming education and expertise to the next level from farm working to farm owning! Through the grace of friends, family, and local and global community members, we were able to raise enough to buy the minimal equipment, fertilizer and seeds to start up. Every year since then has seen drastic improvements in our equipment and infrastructure. In 2015 we added a walk-in cooler and tractor mounted seeders, in 2016 we built a root washer and gained an indoor space at the farmer's market and in 2017 we were able to build a heated greenhouse and purchase a diesel truck for veggie hauling. We continue to remain dedicated to growing delicious nutritious food for our community while preserving and building our soil, protecting our water and air, and doing our small part to make our home and this earth a beautiful place.
Christine St. Pierre was born and raised in Ester, Alaska, right around the corner from the farm! She fell in love with farming at a young age and has pursued that passion ever since. She has a degree in Ecological Agriculture from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, where she specialized in soils and compost management. She moved back to Alaska in 2010 with Brad, dreaming of settling down and farming in her far Northern home. She is delighted to be able to share farm life with her two children, and somehow manages to seed, plant, weed, water, harvest and sell two days a week at the farmer's market in between caring for them. She has over 15 years of experience working in agriculture, and loves to grow food for her community in Fairbanks on her own farm!
Brad St. Pierre has had a diverse array of agriculture related experience over the past 12 years. His passion and energy for improving our food system and food security is endless. Though he started out as an artist, studying Digital Media at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA, he fell in love with farming in a big way and hasn't gotten his hands out of the dirt since! He currently manages the Tanana Valley Farmer's Market, somehow managing to repair and maintain all the farm equipment, design and create tools and implements, and plant and harvest tons of vegetables as well as care for his young family in his off time! Brad's a high energy kinda guy, and since starting Goosefoot farm he can't seem to wipe that smile off his face.
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