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I could watch these gals all day. Adding chickens to the farm last year was a highly anticipated and essential step in what I'm sure will be our eternal journey towards healthy sustainability as both a farm organism and a business. Hens contribute immensely to the farm dynamic; as we rotate them through our growing fields they drop fertilizer everywhere, eat up unwanted weed seeds, eliminate insect pests and of course-- provide delicious eggs. At the farmers market, customers hold fresh eggs as an icon of what food should be, and I can always rely on them as a surefire sway for folks unsure of the legitimacy (or need) of a local source of fresh food. Those gold yolks come to represent a real connection to something solid, a farm and a life they can picture clearly. They become a tangible symbol of honesty, intention and health. Plus, nothing beats watching these little dinosaurs run around at the end of the day.

ABOUT HER SELECTED PHOTO: I could watch these gals all day. Adding chickens to the farm last year was a highly anticipated and essential step in what I’m sure will be our eternal journey towards healthy sustainability as both a farm organism and a business. Hens contribute immensely to the farm dynamic; as we rotate them through our growing fields they drop fertilizer everywhere, eat up unwanted weed seeds, eliminate insect pests and of course– provide delicious eggs. At the farmers market, customers hold fresh eggs as an icon of what food should be, and I can always rely on them as a surefire sway for folks unsure of the legitimacy (or need) of a local source of fresh food. Those gold yolks come to represent a real connection to something solid, a farm and a life they can picture clearly. They become a tangible symbol of honesty, intention and health. Plus, nothing beats watching these little dinosaurs run around at the end of the day. Click here to view all of her photos.

A fan of multiple hats, Casey is the co-owner of local farm Moon Dog Farms and the manager of Galveston’s Own Farmers’ Market. Both ventures allow her to explore a love of people, health and the essential goodness of a community that works to take care of its own.

Moon Dog Farms is a Certified Naturally Grown farm growing seasonal vegetables, fruits and pastured eggs. The operation was started in 2013 with her partner Alex McPhail, and together they steward the land on the edge of the Hitchcock, Tx with aspirations of growing their farm into a steady source of food for their community for years to come.

Casey began managing Galveston’s Own Farmers Market in 2014, and has since seen the impact of GOFM’s initiatives towards building a healthier community, such as the SNAP Double Dollars program, distribution of funds to WIC families, the reduction of plastic bags at market and much more.

Her work with both her farm and the farmers’ market is a natural connection, with both entities designed to connect people to their health, the land and one another.

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