Excerpt from blueskysfarm.com
Christina Dedora began her farming career working on a farm in France. What had originally begun as a way to extend her visa, had become a passion that would shape her life going forward.
Christina now knew that she wanted to attempt to make a career of growing flowers, herbs, and vegetables. While living in Massachusetts she continued, for several years, to work for other farmers but knew that she would love to have the opportunity to do it on her own.
In 2006 she had that opportunity, and Blue Skys Farm was created. She returned to her home state and began renting land in beautiful Cranston, Rhode Island.
The farmland that Blue Skys rents is owned and protected by the State of RI’s Department of Environmental Management and managed by Southside Community Land Trust (SCLT).
This program, supported by SCLT, is very unique. Six other farmers also farm at this location and the group collaboratively manages the 50-acre property, including Scratch Farm, Pak Express Farm, Big Train Farm, and Zephyr Farm.
Christina and crew farm 2 acres of chemical free flowers, herbs, and vegetables. They grow all that they sell at farmers markets, through Consumer Supported Agriculture (CSA), and through Farm Fresh RI’s Market Mobile.