Farmer and Co-Owner, Holly Creek Farm

Melissa Martin farms in northeast Louisiana with her husband, Thad, and children, on Holly Creek Farm. They began with a goal of self-sufficiency and are now proud to provide food for their community. They raise Berkshire hogs, hair sheep, laying hens and vegetables. Farm life for Melissa is very fulfilling, particularly animal husbandry – she’s an enamored milkmaid to her house cow ChiChi and heifer Jolene.

Panel Discussion: The Sellers Perspective, Friday, March 8, 10:30 – 12:00 noon

The Sellers’ Perspective panel will feature panelists who utilize various outlets for their products – grocery stores, farmers’ markets, direct-to-consumers, specialty shops, etc. We’ll investigate how and why they made the choices they did and the pros and cons they see with each outlet. There will be a Q&A period for the audience.