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Organic Farmer Ellen Kamps Grows Interest in Sustainability
This article published recently in Kane County Magazine and online at KCChronicle.com.
By Kelsey O’Connor.
Food brings people together. This has always been true for Ellen Kamps in both her life and her work. The Geneva native is dedicated to strengthening the local community’s connection to sustainable food through her newest venture, FoxTrot Organic Farm in St. Charles.
“Today, there’s such a disconnect about where food comes from,” says Kamps. “We’re helping people build that connection and form that relationship. It’s so much more sustainable and environmentally friendly to eat locally.”
Kamps runs FoxTrot Organic Farm with Jeff Hughes, her “partner in love and agriculture.” The pair grows more than 135 different varieties of produce and they began selling their crops this year, after spending three years preparing the land for organic certification. It is now one of two USDA-certified organic farms in Kane County.Farmstand, FoxTrot