A food desert is an area that has limited access to affordable and nutritious food, in contrast with an area with higher access to supermarkets or vegetable shops with fresh foods, which is called a food oasis. It turns out that Savannah Flynn of Flynn Farms in Everson, WA shares her enthusiasm for farming in a food desert and for using the organic techniques she learned from her mother while growing up in Oakland. It’s a certified organic farm in Whatcom County, specifically Everson, and I grow on 2.5 acres. I think it’s really important to be able to provide food, especially if you’re in agriculture and being a producer, to the people who live in your area. There’s not any available grocery store selling fresh produce in where I farm. So what do you do? You start a co-op and you try to learn about your community and some of the adversities and how to feed people! There’s a lot of food deserts actually in the United States. It’s just not really highlighted but I’m in this little niche. I have one of those. And I get to be an organic farmer and help combat that.