Live, Nude Farming

| 7/1/2009 12:57:54 PM

Farming in the Buff

Visitors to the Rising Sun Farm in River Falls, Wisconsin, are greeted by a sign stating: “Our Farm is Clothing Optional. Welcome.” The farm, profiled by the online culinary magazine the Heavy Table, produces some 40 different items and 125 different plantings. It also features an unmanned store where shoppers use the honor system to pay and fill out their own hand-written receipts. The farm’s proprietor, Roger Browne, explained the benefits of nude farming:

Without clothes we can usually work comfortably in even the hottest weather. Practical advantages include absence of binding, sweat-soaked clothes, less laundry, and a lower risk of heat exhaustion. Even when hot, humid weather hits it can be quite joyful working nude when it would be miserable working clothed.

Source: The Heavy Table

Image courtesy of Judd Spicer / Heavy Table.

Bill Webb_5
7/8/2009 7:58:49 PM

Shouldn't it be Moonrise Farm, or something like that?

Buddy McClean
7/8/2009 4:42:11 PM

This is great. An excellent relationship with the land and nature. Any misc body contact with the veggies can't be any worse than what your legally allowed to poison food with, such as deadly chemicals and sewage sludge. Better nude than having to where full haz-mat suits as required at some farms. I can deal with the occasional body contact. Just wash your veggies and consider yourself fortunate. Thanks for the story.

7/8/2009 1:36:38 PM

I've heard of "raw vegetables" before, but this may be going a little too far!

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