Home grown

Home grown

A day in the life of a local farming family
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Green beans ready for harvest will fill customers’ CSA bags on Wednesday and show up at the Durango Farmers Market on Saturday morning.
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Brightly colored lettuces such as red and green romaine and tatsoi grow in at Homegrown Farm east of Bayfield.
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Different lettuces grow in the fields of Mike and Emily Jensen’s Homegrown Farm east of Bayfield.
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Emily Jensen places a sticker on a box of freshly prepared salad greens.
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Emily Jensen uses an old Kenmore washing machine to spin dry her freshly harvested salad greens as 2-year-old Kanan watches.
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Isabel Borm reaches for her handy and sharp harvesting sheers in the lettuce fields.
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Isabel Borm reaches for her harvesting sheers as she and others harvest lettuces being grown in the fields of Mike and Emily Jensen's Homegrown Farm east of Bayfield. Photo by Shaun Stanley/Durango Herald
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As Jennifer Tormey and Isabel Borman carry buckets, Emily Jensen, center and Mia Carrasco pull carts towards a field of spinach to be harvested at Homegrown Farm east of Bayfield. Photo by Shaun Stanley/Durango Herald
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Emily Jensen places freshly harvested, washed and mixed salad greens into a container for delivery from the family's Homegrown Farm. Photo by Shaun Stanley/Durango Herald
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Mike Jensen harvests carrots in the field of he and his wife Emily's Homegrown Farm. Photo by Shaun Stanley/Durango Herald
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Green beans ready for harvest at Homegrown Farm outside of Bayfield.
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As Jennifer Tormey covers freshly harvested greens with a towe,l Isabel Borman, left, carries a bucket to weigh and Emily Jensen finds the next row of plants to harvest at Homegrown Farm. Photo by Shaun Stanley/Durango Herald
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Mike Jensen harvests carrots in the field of he and his wife Emily's Homegrown Farm. Photo by Shaun Stanley/Durango Herald
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The morning commute to work. Mike Jensen pushes a cart towards the fields of he and his wife Emily's Homegrown Farm. Photo by Shaun Stanley/Durango Herald
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Emily Jensen spins freshly harvested and washed salad greens in a washer as her two year old son Kanan watches.
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As two year old Kanan Jensen wathces, his mother Emily Jensen, mixes greens into a salad blend at the family's Homegrown Farm. Photo by Shaun Stanley/Durango Herald
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The morning harvest at Homegrown Farm east of Bayfield. From the left is Jennifer Tormey, Emily Jensen, and Isabel Borman cutting different lettuces for a salad blend. Photo by Shaun Stanley/Durango Herald
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Two-year-old Kanan Jensen sits on a tractor saying "Keys!" as his father Mike Jensen walks down from the family's home. Mike and Emily Jensen operate Homegrown Farm east of Bayfield. Photo by Shaun Stanley/Durango Herald
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Emily Jensen places a sticker on a box of freshly prepared salad greens. Photo by Shaun Stanley/Durango Herald
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Isabel Borman spreads out washed greens to mix into a salad blend at Mike and Emily Jensen's Homegrown Farm. Photo by Shaun Stanley/Durango Herald
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Different lettuces grow in the fields of Mike and Emily Jensen's Homegrown Farm. Photo by Shaun Stanley/Durango Herald
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Isabel Borman spreads out washed greens to mix into a salad blend at Mike and Emily Jensen's Homegrown Farm. Photo by Shaun Stanley/Durango Herald
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Two-year-old Kanan Jensen watches water drain from a bag of freshly harvested and washed salad greens held by his mother Emily Jensen at Homegrown Farm east of Bayfield. Photo by Shaun Stanley/Durango Herald
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Different lettuces grow in the fields of Mike and Emily Jensen's Homegrown Farm east of Bayfield. Photo by Shaun StanleyDurango Herald
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Jennifer Tormey and Mia Carrasco harvest spinach at Homegrown Farm. Photo by Shaun Stanley/Durango Herald
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The morning finds Emily Jensen harvesting lettuce in the fields of her and her husband Mike's, Homegrown Farm. Photo by Shaun Stanley/Durango Herald
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The morning finds Emily Jensen harvesting lettuce in the fields of her and her Husband Mike's, Homegrown Farm east of Bayfield. Photo by Shaun Stanley/Durango Herald
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The morning harvest at Homegrown Farm outside of Bayfield. From the left is Emily Jensen, Isabel Borman, Jennifer Tormey and Mia Carrasco. Photo by Shaun Stanley/Durango Herald
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A walk through their work place. Emily Jensen carries her two year old son Kanan down to the field from their home to see dad, Emily's husband Mike. Together they operate Homegrown Farm. Photo by Shaun Stanley/Durango Herald
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The sun rises over the fields of Mike and Emily Jensen's Homegrown Farm. Photo by Shaun Stanley/Durango Herald
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Break time from the harvest. Two-year-old Kanan Jensen is carried to the family house by his mother Emily Jensen during a break from harvesting on the family's Homegrown Farm. Photo by Shaun Stanley/Durango Herald
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The morning harvest at Homegrown Farm. From the left is Emily Jensen, Jennifer Tormey and Isabel Borman cutting different lettuces for a salad blend. Photo by Shaun Stanley/Durango Herald
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End of the cycle cleanup. Emily Jensen sweeps clean a mixing table after preparing salad mix of greens harvested earlier in the morning, washed, mixed and then boxed at the family's Homegrown Farm. Photo by Shaun Stanley/Durango Herald
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