Pressroom Podcast: Farming in the Northland with Heather-Marie Bloom

She is the farmer without land, she lives in a tiny house and kale is 90 percent of her diet.

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Heather-Marie Bloom, owner of Rising Phoenix Community Farm, harvests kale in 2018. (Submitted photo)
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She’s been coined the “landless farmer.”

Heather-Marie Bloom never set out to be a farmer, but after taking a farming course and leasing some land in Esko in 2011 she was hooked. She now operates Rising Phoenix Community Farm , a CSA (community supported agriculture) south of Floodwood where she leases 2-acres of land.

During the growing season, Bloom lives in a tiny house, which she built with the help of her father, on the farmland so she can tend to her crops more easily.


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Rising Phoenix Community Farm CSA
A recent haul from the Rising Phoenix Community Farm. (Submitted photo)

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