Although she enjoyed growing up around friends’ farms in Wisconsin, Michelle Miller never envisioned a future in farming. Although her high-school aptitude test advised her to study agriculture, she took the fashion route instead, going on to work in Gucci on Rodeo Drive.

Michelle became a typical city slicker, moving around big cities in the US, and bought into what she now considers to be a lot of misconceptions surrounding food. “I was the big-city girl that feared her food. I used to spend way too much money on groceries. I was the girl living in Chicago or Los Angeles paying $6 for a dozen eggs and thinking I had to buy organic.