Day 3: Celebrating Small Farms Week, Recognizing Off Grid in Color

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Chantel JohnsonLast October, Agriculture Agent, Debbie Roos visited Chatham County’s Off Grid in Color and talked with farmer Chantel Johnson. Chantel describes Off Grid in Color as a homestead sanctuary for health and wellness. She started the farm in 2016 as a place for her to heal after the tragic death of her brother in Chicago. She sold her first turkey in 2017, and that was when she went from being a homesteader to a farmer! Her mission at Off Grid in Color is to encourage others to take steps towards greater self-sufficiency through farm-raised meat, birth coaching (Chantel is a certified doula), and community outreach. The farm hosts popular workshops and retreats to teach homesteading. Chantel also enjoys mentoring beginner farmers. Chantel raises chicken, turkeys, and pigs at Off Grid in Color. She leases farmland and is currently looking for farmland to buy to establish a permanent home for Off Grid in Color.

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