Ellen Polishuk is one of three owners of Potomac Vegetable Farms, where she has worked for 24 years. She co-manages the Loudoun County portion of the Virginia farm where they grow 10 acres of vegetables and herbs and 10 acres of soil-building crops using organic practices. The farm sells at six farmers’ markets, runs two roadside stands and services a 550-member CSA in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. Ellen is now a lecturer and advisor at the University of Maryland-College Park, working with the Institute for Applied Agriculture. She heads up new efforts to teach sustainable agriculture. She also has a consulting business, working with local growers and landowners to develop fertility and production systems.
Recorded at the 2014 Acres U.S.A. Conference, Columbus, Ohio, Friday, December 5, 2014.