Earlier today, Eli’s hosted the finale of our Farmer’s Market Speaker Series with our guest speaker Terra Brockman. Terra Brockman is the founder of The Land Connection, a non-profit organization that trains farmers in restorative farming techniques and informs the public about the sources of food and why they matter. She also has written a book on farming called The Seasons on Henry’s Farm: A Year of Food and Life on a Sustainable Farm, which was one of three finalists for the James Beard Award in Writing and Literature in 2010.
Brockman’s talk focused on the importance of soil and seasonality to crop production. She also highlighted how important simple farming techniques are to producing healthy, fresh, nutrient rich foods. Brockman shared these and a few other farming insights she’s gathered over the years with a few students from the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences. She and the students were able to discuss her views on farming and food over some slices of Eli’s Peanut Butter Pie and Original Plain Cheesecakes.
We have thoroughly enjoyed hosting the Farmer’s Market Speakers series and were glad to end the program on such a great speech. To stay updated on more events going on at Eli’s, keep an eye on our July calendar!