CYCFM: Where are you from?
DL: I am from Memphis, TN. My parents and grandparents grew up farming in Glimp, TN and in Ripley , TN.
CYCFM: How did you begin farming?
DL: At age 5, it was my dream to become a farmer. I vividly remember how I enjoyed picking greens, pears, tomatoes, okra, feeding the chickens, shelling peas, and rounding up the cows.
When traveling back home, I recall looking up to the sky, saying "God, I want to be a farmer."
CYCFM: What is you favorite crop to grow?
DL: Squash is my favorite crop to grow . The blooms and plant parts grow so beautiful , picture perfect in the rows
CYCFM: What is your favorite crop to eat/cook?
DL: Purple Hull Peas are my favorite.
CYCFM: How do you relax?
DL: I like to take weekend vacations just to relax to drink coffee.
CYCFM: What is your favorite part of the Cooper Young Community Farmers Market?
DL: I love seeing the variety of products available purchase. It is definitely a market focused on healthy eating, which support our mission- to provide quality produce.