Ben James

With his wife, Oona Coy, Ben James runs Town Farm in Northampton, Massachusetts. This year he is obsessed with compost-turning pigs, greenhouses on wheels, and doubling the value of food stamps at farmers’ markets.

A young farmer’s meditation: Time on the farm

In this excerpt from the Greenhorns anthology of writing by young farmers, a fledgling vegetable grower contemplates the value of repetition.