Lunita Farm began in March of 2010 when cofounders, Austin Blair and Rachel Kohn Obut, met while searching for farm land in the Sonoma valley. Austin found the original piece of land through an ad in the local newspaper: “Farmer looking for land” and the two decided to work together to bring a fallow piece of land in the Carneros into a highly productive vegetable farm. Austin has moved on to farm at another local farm, and Rachel continues to manage Lunita Farm. A farm is more than the land where it is located; It is the people that work it, the salad of just picked veggies, and especially the intuition and creativity of natural world involved in it.
Rachel has been passionate about farming since childhood when she attended Journey’s End Farm Camp in Pennsylvania, and discovered the joys of milking cows, and picking strawberries, not to to mention eating them too! After a semester off spent WWOOFing in France, she relunctantly completed her BA in Neuroscience at Oberlin College in 2005, before diving into the world of farming. She has worked on farms on the east coast and the west coast, and even the Middle East. She is thrilled to finally have the opportunity to be involved in the evolution and development of a new farm, a place where she can truly set some roots!