The Farmbelly Shop is brought to you by Farmbelly, an online and in-person educational platform where you can learn how to grow, cook, and eat like a farmer. Farmbelly is also the home of the Spirit Vegetable Quiz and creator of the customized Spirit Vegetable t-shirts, totes, mugs, and more!
Farmbelly was founded in 2013 by farmer, chef, and educator Michelle Aronson. Michelle grew up in Missouri and first discovered her love for food + farming while living in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. After several summers apprenticing on farms and managing an educational organic farm for the University of Virginia, she quickly realized that she ZERO confidence when it came to cooking.
Determined to learn her way around the kitchen, Michelle attended culinary school at the Ballymaloe Cooking School located in County Cork, Ireland. The school is located on a 100-acre organic farm, where almost all of the dairy, meat, vegetables, and herbs come straight from the fields into the teaching kitchens. Inspired by the incredible teachers, fresh ingredients, and straightforward culinary ethos at Ballymaloe, Michelle returned home with a dream of sharing her love for growing, cooking, and eating with the world. Farmbelly was founded to empower people with tangible skills out in the garden as well as in the kitchen.