Chef Meg Galvin’s family farm featured in national publication

The American Farmland Trust, an organization focused on both agricultural and environmental issues, recently published a feature on the farm owned by Cincinnati State Chef Meg Barton Galvin and her family as an example of “keeping farmers on the land” and promoting sound farming practices despite challenges in the agricultural system.

The online article “A Farm to Last for Generations” describes the Barton Brothers Farm in Kentucky, a recipient of a grant from the American Farmland Trust that allowed the family to invest in a sustainable watering system to assist with farm operations.

As stated in the article, “Meg is a fourth-generation farmer and was raised watching her family commit themselves to being stewards of the land and the community that they fed.”

“Meg’s role has been developing organic pollinator gardens, reintroducing beekeeping to the surrounding fields, and establishing a truffle plantation.”

The article also notes that Meg and her siblings “hope to continue to find more sustainable practices within crop production and further diversify their farm operation.”