Little Sun Farm grows diversified vegetables on ¾ acre and sells at Woodstock Farmers Market every Sunday from June through October. Reiden started Little Sun Farm in 2019 after returning to school to study agriculture and organic farming and then apprenticing on small organic vegetable farms.
Being part Native American (Kawaika / Pueblo of Laguna & Nʉmʉnʉʉ / Comanche) wasn’t initially what led her to farming but it is a big inspiration today. Reiden has always loved visiting her Pueblo relatives in New Mexico where she enjoys listening to her grandparents and great aunts and uncles tell stories of their family’s sheep operation and the large vegetable garden they ate from. They grew peas, cucumbers, onions, turnips, carrots, corn and cilantro among other things. Most people are quick to mention the three sisters when it comes to Native farming. Reiden however, takes pride in knowing that her ancestors in the southwest have been growing a much wider range of fruits and vegetables for hundreds of years, and she’s grateful for the chance to carry on in the art of agriculture. Find out more at littlesunfarm.com.