HANCOCK COUNTY — There are more than 600 farms in Hancock County, comprising nearly 166,000 acres of farmland, according to the 2012 Census of Agriculture. Farmers and horticulturists from all over the county are lining up to share the fruits — and vegetables — of their labor at farmers markets. This feature introduces one local producer who can be found selling goods at local farmers’ markets.

Barb Smith

Market Manager, Hoosier Harvest Council at Rocky Bottom Farms

What is your farm like?

We have a dairy farm in southeast Hancock County, just north of Morristown.

What do you raise?

We raise dairy cattle, produce milk, hogs, chickens and cattle.

What’s your agriculture background?

I grew up on a farm. My husband lived on a farm. It wasn’t how we got started, it was just a way of life for us. I love living on a farm.

What is Hoosier Harvest Council about?

We want to make local food accessible for everyone.

What is the best part of being the market manager?

Getting to know the people, to know the vendors. We all try to support each other. If we don’t have something, we try to point out who would have it.

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Rorye Hatcher is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at ​317-477-3211 or rhatcher@greenfieldreporter.com.