How many young farmers met their financial goals during their first year in business?
Bob Payne and Camille Abdel-Nabi started their 3-acre farm with solid training and experience in organic growing, high energy and a good business plan. Bob has an agricultural degree from University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences or Universität für Bodenkultur Wien (BOKU) in Vienna, Austria. He worked as a farmhand at Greenview Farm in Wakefield, RI. Camille met Bob while an apprentice at Greenview Farm. The couple praised the hands-on organic production, marketing and sales training from Greenview Farm’s owners, Craig and Emily Totten. Bob and Camille pass along these lessons to their farm apprentice at Little River Farm.
Founded in 2013, Little River Farm is a 3-acre vegetable farm. Farm owners use organic and sustainable practices to grow a broad variety of greens, herbs and vegetables. Bob and Camille’s favorites are arugula, mesclun greens, root vegetables, heirloom tomatoes and peppers. Little River Farm sells through a 40-member CSA, two farmers markets and a spring Market Garden Festival. The farm also sells wholesale to food cooperatives and restaurants.
Learn about this farm’s intensive planting, season extension tools and custom-built, bentwood greenhouse here.