"Ital Farms was started in the late fall of 2017. After acquiring land from a previous urban farm, I began to apply what little farming knowledge I had under my belt to the land. Coming from the cannabis industry and permaculture world, I didn't know much about production farming. After a winter of research and youtube videos, we began planting. In the first season, we grew over 10 crops and had huge success and huge failures. While still working a full-time job as a produce manager at the Great Basin Food Co-op, I had my work cut out for me. After our first season in 2018, I knew this is what I wanted to do for a career. We began in-door and greenhouse microgreens production in the fall of 2018 as a way to supplement income throughout the winter. Coming into my second season as a farmer and the first season full-time, I have really begun to feel like we are doing things right. At Ital Farms we are passionate about local, small scale, organic agriculture. I believe we can shift this world's fate by just changing the thing we do three times a day. I appreciate all the support everyone has shown over these last almost two years and I look forward to growing more food for this amazing little town. Eat Local Food!"
~ Brenton Aikin, Owner, and Founder