Andrew and Margo Hanson-Pierre.
At Clover Bee, we farm to renew the land, connect our supporters, and grow amazing food.
Holding organic standards close to our hearts, we cultivate every acre of our farm to restore and improve our land, bring our supporters closer to their food and community, and make honest food more accessible to all.
Have you always been a farmer?
No, we started farming after feeling unfulfilled in customer service oriented jobs. Clover Bee Farm was established in 2015 on rented land and purchased land in 2018!
What’s your favorite or least favorite vegetable?
Margo: Eggplant, least favorite: zucchini
Andrew: brandywine tomatoes least favorite: under-ripe melons
What’s your favorite thing to get from other vendors at the market?
Fruit, Brauchers lamb sausages, and bread
What question do people not ask you at the market that you wish they did?
“ why would someone choose to be certified organic and what is that process? ”
Do you have a favorite market memory?
Margo: I like it when people ask before smelling our herbs or any veggies!
Andrew: sharing produce because a description doesn’t do it justice, like sorrel or dragons egg cucumbers
What’s the best advice you’ve gotten about farming?
Start small, live within your budget and always be grateful.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be, and why?
Andrew: the ability to at least duplicate himself, so more can get done and have more free time
Margo: to undo racism, because everyone deserves the exact same opportunities.
What do you do when you’re not doing work for your farm?
Margo: reading, art, gardening, hanging out with friends, family and my animals (companion and otherwise). I also watch a lot of shows!
Andrew: read, drive school bus, cook, visit friends, family