Total loan: $10,000


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Pleasant Hill, OR, United States / Agriculture

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Jeremy's story

For over three years Jeremy and Ashli have run Excelsior Farm together growing great food for the local community. Jeremy has been doing gardening and farming work for more than 10 years. Several years after coming to Oregon he started a small market garden business in the Whiteaker neighborhood of Eugene where he grew for CSA members and a local food co-op. During this time he met his future wife Ashli whom he wooed with songs and beautiful fruits and vegetables. Ashli grew up in Portland, Oregon and met Jeremy while going to college in Eugene. She then spent a year teaching youngsters at an elementary school and finished her education in New York before settling down to farm. Ashli is the author of the farm's weekly blog, The Excelsior Farm Chronicle, and cooks wonderful food in all seasons. With their first child on the way Jeremy and Ashli are thinking about the future and trying to build a good farm business to support their family, while growing excellent food for their local community.