Bode Miller, the organic farmer with the heart of a prince

Posted By: Selma Al-Faqih on April 19, 2010 11:25 am

Farming came easily to gold medal-winning skier Bode Miller, as his family grew their own organic produce on 450 acres in a home without electricity or running water.

Turtle Ridge Farm is run without the use of pesticides or artificial chemicals because “that’s the way to do it,” Miller says. A vegetarian, Miller explains, “it seems like the normal thing, as opposed to something special.” The farm has a variety of organic veggies, such as tomatoes, artichokes, and award-winning corn.

The farm sells to locals and not retailers, although industry members like Stonyfield Yogurt are involved with Miller’s Turtle Ridge Foundation. The foundation is aimed at “supporting progressive environmental initiatives and youth athletic opportunities.”  Contact Miller’s sister, Kyla at kylamiller@hotmail.com for more information about how to help.

 

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