Monthly Archives: March 2012

Farming like they used to

A century and a half ago, a young orphaned girl named Ellen Fallon moved to the US from Ireland. Along with her big brother James, she settled in the rolling hills of Marin County. In the years since then, a town bearing their family name arose – and now has vanished. But her great- and great-great grandsons still work the land that has been in their family since 1875, raising sheep, beef and chickens much as their forebears did. Listen to Mike and Kevin Maloney talk about the old days, how farming is coming full circle, and making the difficult choice between “organic” and “local” (or, download the mp3 here).
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