Katy Sierra and Rosalyne Follman are the happy owners of a healthy, new business called Dirty Girl Farming. They grow microgreens and raise chickens on a farm in Wimauma, Florida.
“We both grew up in agriculture-based families—always outside—farm life, always doing something like that,” Sierra said. “So we that we wanted to head in that direction, so we came up with the idea for microgreens.”
The women have many tasks on the farm that range from finding the right balance of pH levels to sanitizing every individual seed before it’s planted.
“We only use pH balanced water so I have to find the right balance,” Sierra said. “Constantly moving things around during the day to get different parts of the sun, different times of the day where the sun hits it differently.”
They have dreams of expanding their business into a nationwide franchise.
“We definitely have plans of expanding,” Sierra said. “Not only here on this property, building more and more structures but we have plans to purchase neighboring properties as well but even beyond that I would love to see us in other states.”
Before they expand outside of Florida, they want to expand their own line of products and start offering home baked goods.
“I’m really excited about products that we have to come,” Sierra said. “We’re going to do baked goods and maybe skin care products and things like that.”
Their investor, Jessica Bellman, is fully supportive of their endeavors and points out the passion they have for the business.
“I think Dirty Girl Farming has not only a passion,” said Bellman. “But an interest in the education and putting healthy food on family tables.”
For more information or to purchase their products, you can visit their website at www.dirtygirlfarming.com.