We know what it's like to care about what you eat and to feel lost as to where to find it or whom to trust. We started out just the same way. When you start learning more about the food system, there's no turning back.
Growing up in Jamestown, Rhode Island, led Rachael to become both a sailor and a farmer. She spent 15 years traveling the world’s oceans working on a diverse group of vessels where she has earned her title as Captain. In her off time, she traveled more terrestrially and found herself drawn time and time again to the idea of sustainable farming.
Rachael volunteered on farms in New Zealand, Malaysia, and then back in Rhode Island.
Rachael works to manage Wild Harmony Farm with her husband Ben. She focuses a large amount of time on the vegetable garden, honey bees, and marketing, but can be found driving the tractor, setting up a fence, moving the pigs or doing chores.
Rachael also works as a Licensed Massage Therapist. She has a private practice in Providence, Rhode Island. It’s a perfect blend of health and healing, with a dedication to growing food with integrity while helping the physical body heal.
Food allergies are a big part of our family's life. Once you start paying close attention to how the food you eat makes you feel, there's a lot to learn. Tinitis, upset stomachs, and endless doctors appointments were something Ben dealt with a lot. He understands how frustrating it is to just try and feel good.
Ben first became aware of the food choices in his life when he mysteriously became very sick a few years after college. Over the course of a year, Ben was diagnosed with an array of conditions and illnesses and prescribed a host of harsh medications. Discontent with these answers, Ben visited a naturopath and was shortly diagnosed with food allergies. Rather than continue with his current diet and be forced to take medication, Ben changed his lifestyle, which wasn't easy. Once he began scouring ingredient labels, he realized how highly processed most grocery store food is. In order to eat REAL food, Ben decided to learn how to grow his own. While working on farms all over the world, Ben continued to learn and began to educate others about the harsh and often disturbing realities of our mainstream food system.