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Mar 14, 2019 Breakfast with Linda Neunzig
March 14 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am$35 – $55
Linda Neunzig has been recognized for her unique, prize lamb over and again from the Northwest to the East Coast. But In 2002, when facing divorce with young children and a new farm that still needed lots of tending, Linda wasn’t sure she’d make it. Could she run this new farm and care for her son and daughter on her own?
At a key choice point—sell the farm and give up on her dreams, or dig in and make the commitment to see her vision come to fruition—Linda dug in. And it has paid off in so many ways!
We’ve all been on this pinnacle of risk before: DIVE IN or Go Back.
And for each of us, as it was for Linda, the only way to fulfillment is to lean into what we truly want and put in the time and effort to get there… oh right, and remember to ask for help when we need it!
Come hear Linda Neunzig’s harrowing and inspiring stories from the farm: surviving floods; overcoming “imposter syndrome” as one of few women farmers in the NW and USA; raising kind, wise, hard-working children as a single mom out in the country; and breeding champion flocks of lamb adored by gourmet, farm-to-table restaurants all over Seattle and beyond.
Linda Neunzig is the owner of award-winning, sustainable, 50-acre, Ninety Farms PLUS the first female (and longest-standing) Agricultural Coordinator for Snohomish Country.
As AG Coordinator, Neunzig leads Snohomish County’s agriculture initiatives (which have received national recognition for their innovative approaches to revitalizing the agriculture sector) as well as providing assistance to farmers operating within Snohomish County. She spearheads several agriculture initiatives for the county, including the Snohomish County Focus on Farming conference (the largest agriculture conference in western Washington State); agriculture sustainability programs; and agriculture education and information programs including those at the annual Evergreen State Fair.
In addition to her role with Snohomish County, Neunzig is the sole woman-owner, operator of Ninety Farms, a 50-acre sustainable farm in Arlington, Washington. There she raises all-natural grass-fed USDA beef and Katahdin lamb for Seattle area restaurants and local farmers markets. Neunzig regularly exports Katahdin breeding stock to the Philippines to improve the production capabilities of the native sheep breeds. She has attended “Terra Madre” in Turin, Italy (one of the world’s leading agriculture symposiums) three times as a U.S. delegate for Slow Food USA. She was one of five farmers chosen from across the United States to represent the American Farmer at the New York City Meals on Wheels benefit in July of 2008. Ninety Farms has also been featured in Gourmet Magazine as a key farm-to-table producer. In 2008, Neunzig was awarded the “Women Who Inspire” award by the National Women’s Chef and Restaurateurs’ Association for her work in agriculture.
More about Ninety Farms—https://www.90farms.com/