It is widely known that I don't actually farm. It's something of a running joke at board and farm operations meetings.
Like many an English major before me, I read the prose and poetry of William Wordsworth, Henry David Thoreau, Wendell Berry and others, and fell in love with the natural world.
Then I tried to grow things. It did not go well. My plants, they all died, while I broke out in hives. I am not good with plants.
But I am good with words and HTML. So I contribute to the beautiful work of the farm by managing our email program; writing newsletters, promotional materials, and web copy; monitoring our social media feeds; and refreshing the website regularly.
I love the mission of the farm: to give our best produce to our neighbor who is without access to top quality produce. I love what the farm does, how it is done, and why it is done. I love Firstfruits Farm SLO and all the people who keep it running.
Communications and Brand Manager
Jennifer "jen" Smith
Jennifer Smith is the Senior Business Intelligence Strategist for The Parable Group in the city of San Luis Obispo. At the Farm, she develops and executes our social media & communication strategies.
Jen has been involved with the farm since 2017.