Growing Hope

To start his day, Richard hauls a wagon with his tractor, Tuesday, Aug. 29. Richard and Robert collectively own, farm and lease over 50 acres. This land has been in their family since they were born.

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With the fall harvest in full swing, Richard Grant and his brother, Robert, have seen their busiest season yet. Richard Grant has owned and operated Grant’s Produce Farm for over three years but has spent his life studying and working with agriculture. Grant’s Produce Farm operates seven days a week and is more than just a farm. After battling a drug addiction, Richard has made it a point to give back to his community. Grant not only donates produce to local recovery centers but he also employs people with criminal records who normally would be overlooked in other job settings. “As long as you’re a hard worker, I don’t care what background you come from,” Grant said.