I grew up in a rural community and spent most of my childhood in the South.
Growing up, the South was a place that I really felt I belonged, and I was always eager to learn about things that might give me a little bit of an edge.
I’d often try to sneak out to the farm and see what my neighbors were doing, and we would often talk about farm animals and how much we loved them.
I remember going on the farm to have lunch and finding my Mom’s organic produce market was right there next to the main entrance to the ranch.
I would often come back, and when I did, I’d always run into her.
I was in her company for more than 40 years, but this was the first time I actually got to spend some time with her.
After the market opened in 1977, I never left.
I grew to love the market and how it brought me into her world, but I also always felt like I was missing something.
I wanted to learn more about her, so I went on a trip to see her and her family.
When I returned, I realized that I was actually missing something more than I thought.
The farm was in a remote part of the town, and it was a perfect place to learn.
It had all the facilities that I needed to learn, and the people were always friendly and helpful.
I also loved being able to meet a few people who would give me advice and help me along my way.
But, even though the farm was close, I didn’t really feel like I belonged there.
My neighbors seemed to be in a different world, and there was no sense of community there.
When I came back, I was a little nervous about going to the market.
The place was just a mess, and people were everywhere.
I just didn’t feel like it was right.
I needed something a little more organized and organized in the marketplace.
One of the people who helped me organize the market was my older brother.
He had always been a big farmer and loved to help people grow vegetables.
He used to come up to me after a harvest and say, “Hey, did you guys see my market?”
And I would tell him, “Yeah, it’s pretty big.”
And then I’d say, [chuckles], “Well, where do you live?”
And he’d go, “Uh, in the house next door.”
And I’d go [chuckling].
And I said, “Well yeah, that’s it, I’m not going to go anywhere.”
He said, [whispering], “Oh, I don’t want to know.
I’ve got to go somewhere.”
So, he went up to the house, and he looked at the window and he was like, “It’s a beautiful place.”
And that was how I started to feel like there wasn’t any place that was good for me.
I was living in the big city, and my neighbors just didn’st understand how much I loved the farm.
They didn’t understand how important it was to me.
They were all very nice and kind, but they didn’t know that I grew a garden and that I had a little garden in my yard.
And they didn’t know that when I was out there working, I could sell some of my produce to them.
They thought that because I was an organic farmer, I couldn’ t go to the grocery store or the gas station.
And I think that was the main thing that drove me away from the farm, that it wasn’t as important as it seemed.
But I always knew that I wanted the farm back.
I knew that there was something special about being a farmer.
At that time, I wasn’t yet ready to say, You know what, I want to be an entrepreneur, or even a farmer, but it felt like there was nothing else I could do.
I really wanted to do something that was really different, and that was what I was going to do, and after some time, it was just like, You’re going to have to be part of something bigger.
I went to work at a grocery store, and every day I would buy a box of fresh tomatoes and lettuce, and some of the other workers were like, Hey, why don’t you go buy some of your produce there?
And I was like [chuckle], “I’ll go there if I need a job.”
So I went up there and bought some produce for the employees, and one day, I ran into a customer.
The customer was a very nice young man.
He was from California, and his name was Bob, and Bob was like the best customer I ever met.
He came in and he said, You guys need some tomatoes, so he brought me some.
I got my tomatoes, and, after a little while, I went home and I started making them.
And so, for a while, Bob was