Whether strolling through her own verdant back yard in Santa Cruz, California, opposite, or picking the pick of the organic oranges in a nearby orchard, above Nell Newman relishes her ties to the earth and its bounty.
Photography by Thomas Burke
Nell’s work in organic foods was inspired by her childhood in rural Connecticut, where she ate vegetables from her mother’s garden and made pies of apples picked from their trees.
The great life is going to the farmer’s market and buying the freshest produce. “It’s my Saturday morning ritual.”
Nell and her partner have donated $400,000 in after-tax dollars to charities like Habitat for Humanity.