Meet America's Farmers - The Martin Family

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

This post was created in partnership with America's Farmers. All opinions are my own.

I found myself very inspired by one of the eleven farm families I read about at  America's Farmers

It was the Martin Family from Indiana.  Matt Martin is a fourth-generation farmer who grew up in Indiana where he had the great opportunity to work alongside his grandfather.  The land his grandfather farmed was purchased in the late 1940s.  Matt enjoyed farming so much that he now runs the operation alongside his dad Larry who he also considers his best friend. 

Matt has three childern with his wife Lisa and they all enjoy the farming lifestyle. In fact, they even expressed interest in returning back to the farm after college.  The beautiful thing about the Martin Family is that they not only love farming but they love working together on their soybean farm.

This really means a lot to me because I've always enjoyed riding horses at a local farm and seeing how close knit the family who owned it was.  They always enjoyed working alongside each other and it made for a more successful farm in the end. 

I also love that the Martins run a soybean farm because I have a great soybean recipe that I keep at my desk at home for Soybean Hummus.   You just need

-1 cup of dry soy beans (make sure you soak them and drain them first)
-3 tablespoons of lemon juice and 2 of fresh parsley (chop it up)
-1/4 cup of olive oil
- a garlic clove
-some salt and pepper

Throw them all into a food processor and puree them until they are smooth. 

Do you know of any farmers like the Martin Family that is closeknit and loves what they do?


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