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Home grown

A day in the life of a local farming family

Home grown

Jennifer Tormey and Isabel Borman carry buckets, as Homegrown Farm's co-owner Emily Jensen, center and Mia Carrasco haul carts towards a spinach field to harvest organic and biodynamic produce early on a Tuesday morning.
Emily Jensen and her farm workers, most of whom have degrees from Ft. Lewis College, work in the fields at Homegrown Farm east of Bayfield. From the left is Jensen, Isabel Borman, Jennifer Tormey and Mia Carrasco.
Two-year-old Kanan Jensen sits on a tractor demanding, “Keys!” as his father, Mike, co-owner of Homegrown Farms, walks down the path between the fields and the family’s home. Mike and Emily share the full-time work of raising Kanan and running their farm.
Green beans ready for harvest will fill customers’ CSA bags on Wednesday and show up at the Durango Farmers Market on Saturday morning.
Brightly colored lettuces such as red and green romaine and tatsoi grow in at Homegrown Farm east of Bayfield.
Different lettuces grow in the fields of Mike and Emily Jensen’s Homegrown Farm east of Bayfield.
Emily Jensen places a sticker on a box of freshly prepared salad greens.
Emily Jensen uses an old Kenmore washing machine to spin dry her freshly harvested salad greens as 2-year-old Kanan watches.
Isabel Borm reaches for her handy and sharp harvesting sheers in the lettuce fields.
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