Erin Hargrove

Erin Hargrove is the co-manager and farmer of Boxcar Acres in Henry County, KY. She is a first generation farmer who fell in love with caring for the land as a student studying Ecology and Biodiversity at the University of the South in Sewanee, TN. Since then, she has worked in several environmental and farm-based education roles before deciding to start Boxcar Acres in 2018. They focus on organic vegetable production for market and CSA, and they also have a small herd of dairy cows, chickens, and ducks. They operate a Full Diet CSA, collaborating with other farms in the area to provide customers with most of their grocery needs from local farms.

She is also the Program Manager at the Food Literacy Project and manages Iroquois Urban Farm, the former site of a government housing complex. There she teaches children and young adults about food and farming and employs local teens to work on the farm and grow vegetables for their community. She also oversaw the opening and operation of a farmers market in south Louisville run by the Food Literacy Project. She is passionate about connecting communities with local food that is healthy for people and the planet.