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Growing “Full Circle” at Sun Sprout Farm

Posted by Suzanne Pender on May 02, 2016 at 06:33 PM
Simon Ziegler, of Sun Sprout Farm, planting seedlings.

Simon Ziegler, of Sun Sprout Farm, planting seedlings.

Both Simon Ziegler and Madeleine Banulski share common values and passions―helping others and producing locally-grown, healthy organic food.

“We always dreamed of starting our own farm together,” said Simon, co-owner of Sun Sprout Farm. “We have been in love with the Hudson Valley for a long time, and after several years of looking for the right place, we found our destination in Chester, New York.”

He met co-owner Madeleine while volunteering at a community for adults with developmental disabilities. Simon worked on the community’s bio-dynamic dairy farm, and she worked in the garden and apple orchard.

After earning a bachelor’s degree in Organic Agriculture Science in Germany, Simon returned to the states to work full-time for six years as the field manager at an organic farm in Connecticut. Read more >>

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