St. Lawrence University

North Country Folk Series

Flip Filippi

Flip Filippi

Bob and I co-own littleGrasse Foodworks, a community food project here in Canton. The CSA, which encourages active participation from its members, includes area residents as well as college students. When not growing food, I’m cooking, canning and fermenting it.

Though I grew up on a homestead in DeKalb, my realization of the value of the skills did not come about until I’d left home. After almost a decade away, which included valuable time apprenticing on farms, I returned to the area to build a farmstead to share with family and community. I’m taken with all things human-powered, such as hauling goods with a bicycle and trailer, pressing cider, and hand sewing.