Sarah Woutat, Farmer
Sarah came to farming after a wide range of experiences and jobs in several cities, including Portland, Oregon and New York City. After graduating from the University of Minnesota with a degree in English, she spent six months working on organic farms in France and Spain, and traveling around Europe. Her love of food, both eating and preparing it, led her to explore countless farmer’s markets across the country, eat local foods, and get to know her farmers.
After two years in the environmental publishing business in New York City, Sarah acted on a growing interest in sustainable food production by accepting an apprenticeship at Fort Hill Farm in Connecticut. At this well-established organic vegetable farm, Sarah fell in love with farming. She learned everything from how to tune up a tractor to how to make compost. Following her second season at Fort Hill, Sarah returned to Minnesota to continue her farming education at La Finca CSA near Sandstone.
She took ownership of what is now Uproot Farm in September 2010.
2013 Uproot Interns
Vivian is a graduate from UC Berkeley with a degree in Linguistics and an interest in food production and preparation. After brief interludes on farms in the Peruvian Amazon and in family gardens in California, she is at Uproot for her first season in order to learn about organic agriculture and basic farming practices. When Vivian is not on the farm, you can find her curled up with a book or in the kitchen experimenting with dessert recipes.
Dan Woutat (Sarah’s brother who moved to MN from Oregon for the 2013 season)
Dan comes to Uproot with ten years of organic gardening experience and a deep desire to see industrialized food systems buckle under the weight of community driven, ecologically based farming. When not in the fields, he can be found fermenting fermentables, tinkering with tinkerables, and reading readables.
He looks forward to teaching Sarah all about the perils of employing a sibling.