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Eat Well Food Tour 2009

Author: Kirstin Vander Giessen-Reitsma, Research and Program Coordinator, Student Activities

Posted on: Jun 19, 2009

fresh foodThroughout the summer of 2009, *cino directors Rob & Kirstin Vander Giessen-Reitsma will conduct workshops, interviews and other events on food and faith throughout the Midwestern U.S. and Canada. Check out the blog Kirstin Vander Giessen-Reitsma keeps throughout the tour.

From Kirstin’s first post on the tour:

The first official stop on the tour was Perkins’ Wholesome Harvest Farm in Demotte, Indiana. Just last year, Dan and Julie Oudman-Perkins bought a 19-acre farm not very far from Julie’s parents. Most of their time and energy so far has gone into renovating the farm house, where they hope to move soon with their not-yet-one-year-old son Harper.

Julie, who grew up in Demotte, said she’d never marry a farmer and she’d never move back to Indiana, though in the course of seeking to be faithful to the movement of the Spirit, she’s done both. With Dan employed full time in the area of water quality, much of the work for the test garden has fallen to Julie and she’s really enjoying the fruits of such labor, literally and figuratively, often with Harper on her back or “helping.”

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