4 of 6
BACKNEXT
The kibbutz convert
Emily Jane Freed, the assistant production manager at Jacobs Farm/Del Cabo, grew up with an organic lifestyle always in the backbone of her family. A native of Santa Rosa, Calif., Freed remembers, "We always had a garden in our backyard, the milkman delivered the milk, the fish guy came delivering fish."

But it was the year-long stay in Israel on a kibbutz (a collective community based on agriculture) that changed her taste for organic food and farming. After completing a six-month apprenticeship for organic gardening at University of California-Santa Cruz, she began working at Jacobs Farm/Del Cabo, an organic firm that grows its products in Northern California and Mexico's Baja peninsula. Freed, 33, now oversees seven farms.

--Maggie Braine, contributor

NEXT: The avocado celebrity
Last updated July 23 2009: 11:12 AM ET
Email | Print | Share  |  RSS
 
google my aol my msn my yahoo! netvibes
Paste this link into your favorite RSS desktop reader
See all CNNMoney.com RSS FEEDS (close)
More Galleries
8 CEOs who took a pay cut in 2013 Median CEO pay inched up 9% in 2013 to $13.9 million. But not everyone got a bump last year. Here are eight CEOs who missed out. More
10 best convertibles now that spring has sprung It's finally time to put the top down. Here are our 10 favorite rides for the warmer months to come. More
10 best founding teams The most effective co-founders pair vision with fortitude to launch a business. Here are some of the best examples through the years. More
Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer LIBOR Warning: Neither BBA Enterprises Limited, nor the BBA LIBOR Contributor Banks, nor Reuters, can be held liable for any irregularity or inaccuracy of BBA LIBOR. Disclaimer. Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer The Dow Jones IndexesSM are proprietary to and distributed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and have been licensed for use. All content of the Dow Jones IndexesSM © 2014 is proprietary to Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Chicago Mercantile Association. The market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved. Most stock quote data provided by BATS.