STARR AND THE FARM
One woman with a dog and a dream
Starr Brainard is the owner and farmer at Saltless Sea Urban Farm in Duluth, MN.
Starr has a lifelong passion for nature and environmentalism. Through life experience and studies, Starr found that the most satisfying way for her to have a positive impact on the land, people and planet, was to start her own regenerative farm. Her canine companion, Jupiter, also enjoys having a large yard to patrol and lots of outdoor time with Mom.
Starr thought her dream farm was far off in the future, but happenstance lead her to 633 Atlantic Ave. With no previous intention of buying property and no knowledge of what home ownership entails, Starr bought her first house that would become her urban farm in December 2018.
Starr has traveled the world and lived in Egypt and Canada, but she is happy to be back in Minnesota putting down roots. She has worked as the Land Stewardship Coordinator for the Duluth Community Garden Program for three years now, and continues working that position as she manages Saltless Sea. Starr is also the president of the Duluth Young Farmers Coalition.
Jupiter is an Egyptian street mutt turned Minnesota farm dog. She too has lived all over the world, but is most comfortable at home with the people and animals she knows best.
Starr is proud to be a solo queer female urban farmer in Lincoln Park, and is excited to bring her unique colorful and flavorful produce to Duluth.