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.
Ian grew up in the Minneapolis area and gained an appreciation for sustainable agriculture while taking environmental sciences coursework at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. This lead to him changing majors to Horticulture and transferring to the University of Minnesota. He hopes to own his own diversified organic farm one day. His hobbies include treking across the Boundary Waters, hunting and fishing, as well as brewing his own top notch beer.
Dani is currently a theatre arts major at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. She has always cared deeply about the environment and has found interning at Uproot Farm to be a great way to get hands on experience with sustainable food practices. Dani loves to be outside and work with her hands. Her hobbies include cooking and baking, dance, modeling, yoga, knitting, reading, gardening and much more! Dani is excited to be at Uproot to learn about farming and get involved being an active farmer.