I grew up on a small Illinois farm that had been in my family for generations. Growing up, I remember walking the beans, jumping on hay bales, rides in the grain truck on corn shelling day, and all the excitement and smells in the air during fall harvest. I then moved away from the farm to attend to college, got married, and moved to Chicago. Over the next 20 years I was involved in the business world and gave only fleeting thoughts about farming or the close-knit German community in which I was raised.
In 2012, my husband and I sold our distribution business and I began to think about a new career. I always had a passion for healthy, nutritious uncontaminated food.