by Rock Kelly
Two Florida farmers, Claire Mitchell and Danielle Krasniqi, are showing off their crops and a whole lot more in a 2015 "Farmers Tan" calendar that they are funding with an Indiegogo campaign. The funds raised from the calendar will go towards moving their Ten-Speed Greens Urban Farm to a new location after the farm's landlord decided to build homes at the current spot.
Founded in Tallahassee with only a six-person staff, Ten-Speed Urban Greens delivers (hence the name) about 90 pounds of salad greens to local restaurants and markets each week via bikes (hence the name). In their first year alone, the flourishing farm was able to raise over a ton of tomatoes, literally.
According to their Indiegogo campaign page, they "looked around one day and realized, 'All our friends are babes! Let's put them in a calendar with our vegetables, and raise money for our future urban farm." The photos were taken by Jess Drawhorn, a volunteer at the farm who also happens to be a professional photographer.
Krasniqi said told Huffington Post that she was already planning next year's calendar, "I'm also a massage therapist, so I love bodies and the human figure. I think celebrating that and being able to celebrate it with the other job that I love so much, farming, is awesome." Next year, she says, she wants to do a "work-oriented calendar, so tools, tractors, that kind of aspect." So far the farmers have already more than their projected $4,000 goal (over $17k as of this posting). However, their campaign extends through October 16 so feel free to donate and get your hands on some down and dirty farm fun.