Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Women farmers - and a bluegrass connection

Lori Aratani's article 'A new crop of farmers' in the Washington Post of Sunday 28 June 2009 highlights a new generation of women farmers in Maryland and Virginia, USA.

Julie Stinar of Evensong Farm in Sharpsburg, Maryland, who formerly worked in the fashion business, is the first example given in the article and appears often in the accompanying photos. She is also the daughter of bluegrass bassist and IBMA Hall of Fame member Tom Gray, who played in Europe earlier this year as a member of JB's Band.