Morning chores around the farm:
Milk Cows
Churn Butter
Slip into Eileen Fisher and Burberry for a national magazine photoshoot

That last item is one I never expected to have on my list! 

Real Simple published a photo spread called “Down to Earth” in its October issue, featuring six female farmers and local food experts, myself included. This fashion spread highlights fall fashion and Catskills women working in farming and local food

I am so excited to be printed next to my friends Star Route Farm‘s Tianna Kennedy, Cowbella‘s Shannon Mason, Treadlight Farm‘s Irene Berkowitz, Brushland Eating House‘s Sara Mae Elbert, Stony Creek Farmstead‘s Kate Marsiglio and Table on Ten‘s Inez Valk.

Photo: Gentl & Hyers Photography

Photo: Gentl & Hyers Photography

A big thank you to the Real Simple Team and Gentl & Hyers Photography for showcasing hardworking women from the Catskills!

Pick up a printed copy of Real Simple (there's no online version) to see the full spread. Or learn more about the article and see more photos at

- Shannon