What would it take to follow your farm dreams?

On this episode of the Thriving Farmer Podcast, we’re joined by Jason Contreras of Sow the Land homestead and Youtube channel. In 2016, Jason and his family left their 9-5 work life in LA to start a small homestead in the mountains of North Carolina. Now in remission from cancer, Jason is on a journey to grow his family’s food, create an efficient homestead and share the whole process in the hopes of inspiring others. 

Tune in today to hear about Jason and his journey in sowing the land!

In this episode, you’ll hear…

  • What life was like for Jason back in LA 1:59
  • About their first crops in their California garden 17:52
  • What their farm looks like today 22:10
  • How Jason handles butchering their animals 24:30
  • What farmers should consider before offering educational workshops 32:20
  • About the expectations Jason sets for people attending their workshops 39:38
  • The biggest thing Jason has learned in his homesteading journey 40:52
  • What he would change given the chance to start over 42:55
  • About what a typical day looks like for Jason 44:28
  • The drive behind his Youtube channel 47:38

About the Guest:

In 2016 Jason and his family sold most of their belongings, left his office job and left the city in Los Angeles to start a small homestead in the mountains of North Carolina. They became passionate about growing their own food and knowing what exactly was in their food after Jason became diagnosed with cancer in 2010. Now in remission, they are on a journey to grow their own food and be healthy and happy. As they grow and learn new things they enjoy sharing the journey in hopes to inspire others. 

Besides filming and editing for their Youtube channel, Jason enjoys creating and making things in his wood shop. Jason is the jack of all trades taking care of the farm animals, building structures and striving to create the most efficient homestead.


Website – https://sowtheland.com
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/sowtheland/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/sowtheland/
Youtube Channel – https://www.youtube.com/@SowtheLand

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