6 of 6
BACKNEXT
The rancher's daughter
Zoë Bradbury, owner of the Valley Flora Farm on Floras Creek near Langlois, Ore., grew up on a sheep ranch and focused on sustainable agriculture during her college years at Stanford University.

For her master's degree from Antioch University, she traveled to Chile, where she observed agricultural innovation in the face of hardship. The adaptability struck her as a philosophy she could bring home to Oregon, where the farmers' reactions to the demanding industry seemed more fatalistic than that of their South American counterparts.

After returning to her hometown and spending a few years planning and saving money, Zoe, 29, opened Valley Flora Farm on her old family sheep land. Valley Flora grows more than 75 crops on 8 acres. The farm sold out of CSA shares three weeks after it launched the program in January. There is now a 70-person waiting list. The farm is a true family business: Zoë runs it with her sister, Abby, and their mother, Betsy.

--C.F.

More galleries
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
50 years of the Ford Mustang Take a drive down memory lane with our favorite photos of the car through the years. More
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
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.