Our Food Hero of the Chesapeake Bay is Kristin Carbone, the farmer of Radix Farm.
After an initial career of community organizing and affordable housing advocacy, a stint with green building construction, a few seasons tending and establishing urban gardens, and four years helping to run a 300 member CSA farm, in 2009, Kristin started Radix Farm, her own farming venture. At Radix Farm, Kristin strives to make small-scale farming a sustainable, viable and profitable business that treats the ecosystem, the customers, and growers with care and respect. She grows healthy and high quality produce using organic practices, and by planting a bio-diverse farmscape, nurturing the soil, and giving individual attention to the crops. Kristin enjoys sharing her passion for sustainable farming with the community and with other new farmers.
“Radix” is the Latin word for root, from which came the words radical and radish. Root, radish, radical: Radix felt like the perfect name for my farm.
Radix Farm’s produce can be found at the Ballston Farmers Market in Arlington, Virginia, at the Petworth Famers Market in Washington, DC, or by becoming a member of Radix Farm’s CSA program.
This film is part of the Real Food Media Project’s Food Hero series.