Fischer’s Family Farm selling produce using no-soil needed system

July 24, 2022 | 12:09 am

Updated July 24, 2022 | 12:13 am

Many farms can advertise their produce as “fresh,” but not many can say their products are still living. Fischer’s Family Farm is one of the latter and has been selling at the Owensboro Regional Farmers Market for three years. 

Fischer’s farm uses a hydroponic system to raise their produce, which means they are grown without the use of soil and are living right up until they are pulled from the system. 

“We sell cherry tomatoes, joi choi, celery, four different varieties of lettuce, and various microgreens,” said Laura Fischer, one of the faces behind Fischer Farms. “We are basically your one-stop salad shop.”

This hasn’t always been what Fischer’s Farm grew, however. Before 2019 they raised tobacco plants, but Laura Fischer desired a change.

“My whole life I’ve been trying to get my dad out of tobacco. I kept telling him I didn’t want to do it anymore,” Fischer said. “When I was around 30, my dad became tired of the tobacco companies as they were basically trying to push small farms out, so he told me that I win and to find a replacement.”

Once they began successfully growing fresh greens and vegetables, Fischer’s Farm started selling at the Farmers Market and never looked back, as Laura said it is a way to connect with customers. 

“You see a lot of disconnect between the farmer and the consumer, so it’s really cool to be able to show people where their food is coming from. At the Farmers Market, I really feel like us vendors are able to do that,” Fischer said. “We’re able to show that we’re normal people and actually interact with consumers.”

Fischer also enjoys selling at the market because of the community and environment the event fosters. She recognizes that everyone there sells a good product, which makes her love it even more. 

“All the vendors at the market really put their all into it. We’re very blessed to live in a community that has such an awesome market,” Fischer said. “The producers at the meetings are all super friendly and nobody is competitive.”

To learn more about Fischer’s Family Farm, visit their Facebook page Fischer’s Family Farm | Facebook

July 24, 2022 | 12:09 am

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