The Farmers

Cameron Genter grew up in Kansas surrounded by the great prairie lands of the midwest. Drawn to plants and nature at a young age, Cameron ventured to the west coast to study Botany at Humboldt State University in CA. After a couple of years in college, he was inspired to find a more practical way of working with plants and also growing food, which led Cameron to a biodynamic farming apprenticeship at Live Power Community Farm in Covelo, CA. During this time Cameron discovered his passion and a natural talent for farming, as well as working with draft horses to till and cultivate the fields.

Daphne Kingsley originates from the small town of Whitehall, NY on the southern tip of Lake Champlain. She grew up on a family farm that grew hay and sweet corn and always had a mix of livestock around. After a few years in college and some travels, she eventually found her way back to the farm in 2000 as an apprentice at Live Power Community Farm. After three seasons of intensive hands-on learning in all aspects of vegetable production, animal husbandry, CSA, and farm education, Cameron and Daphne were inspired to continue their farming journey together.

Cameron and Daphne spent a few years in the Northeast continuing their farming education by working and studying on farms in Maine, Vermont and New York, and in 2006 they moved to the Driftless region of Wisconsin and bought a 40 acre farm. Starting with just an old hay field they built a solar and wind powered house and barns, installed fencing and improved pastures, and built up a diversified grass-based farm and small dairy herd, utilizing draft horse power for most farm and field work.

In 2014 they relocated their farm and a family to Boulder, Colorado. They now farm about 140 acres of land from the city of Boulder’s Open Space & Agriculture department, operating a successful grass-based raw milk dairy and diversified draft horse powered farm. They are committed to cultivating a community-based farm that stewards the land with regenerative farming practices, produces biodynamic food for the local community, and offers educational and volunteer programs that give the community opportunities to get their hands in the soil.