The vote to pare down 111 nominees for White House Farmer to just 3 ended last Saturday night, and while our much favored Will Allen of Growing Power didn't make the cut--coming in a very solid fourth--our fair state of Wisco does have ample reason to celebrate with the first place finish of Claire Strader of Troy Community Farm in Madison. Whoot!
Strader co-authored a winner's statement with second place finisher Carrie Anne Little of Mother Earth Farm in Puyallup, WA, showing the kind of collaborative spirit often found at the heart of the community farming world:
Third place winner Margaret Lloyd of Home Farming in Davis, CA rounded out the all female top vote-getters, stating:
Right on, sister, and congrats to all three of you!