Chelsea Askew

Chelsea Askew grew up in Peavine, Georgia as the 5th generation on her family's farm, where her love of growing grits began. She has farmed numerous plots in Southern Appalachia over the years with heavy emphasis on growing regionally adapted, high calorie, and culturally significant varieties that have been handed down from dear family members and neighbors who share in the love of seed preservation. Chelsea is also a wood-fired baker and is quite passionate about intercropping old varieties of grains and legumes for use on a small scale. Growing corn, beans, and squash, inspired by the Three Sisters tradition, is her first love.