I am co-owner of Brickyard Farms, LLC; a 5.5 acre vegetable truck-farm in Cloverdale, Michigan, with my life-partner Valerie Lane. My recent cookbook/memoir Basics With A Twist was published in 2011. I have taught cooking classes and writing workshops. I am particularly interested in the local food movement and food justice. I am currently Vice-President of the Board of Directors for the Fulton Street Farmer's Market in Grand Rapids, Michigan as well as a board member of UCOM, the largest food pantry in Southwest Michigan. I have two blogs: Basics With A Twist which talks about life and food on our farm and a new blog Twisted Basics which is a journey about healing myself through diet.