Know Your Farmers


Chris has been farming since he was old enough to toddle into the garden, and has spent most of his life growing things.  He transitioned the family beef cattle and tobacco farm to vegetables in the early 2000’s and has been going strong ever since.  Chris holds a B.S. in Wildlife Management, and a M.S. in Plant and Soil Science from the University of Kentucky and loves to teach and write about agriculture.  He has worked in the nursery trade and continues to propagate and plant like he is trying to reforest the world.  He also spent two years doing PhD research on biochar and rice at the University Putra Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and has done development work in both Asia and Africa.  Chris is also a Permaculture Design Consultant having completed his Permaculture Design Certificate with Geoff Lawton.  

Amy grew up in Indiana and married Chris in 2002, joining the farm life.  Soon after, they started selling their produce at a local farmer’s market and have slowly expanded ever since.  This expansion included the births of their three children, Asa, Ruth Anne, and Elsa, who are a big part of the farm operation and can be seen helping out on the farm and at the farmer’s market booth every week.  Amy has a B.S. in Anthropology/Archeology from Purdue University and has worked as an archeologist, teacher, librarian, and is a history buff.  In addition to working on the farm and being the main marketer, she currently home schools the children.

Chris and Amy spent four years living in Asia working in agriculture,  and from this experience comes the name of their farm, drawn from the Pearl Buck novel “The Good Earth.”  

The Coulter family is now back home on the farm where they are taking their overseas experience and building a more sustainable agricultural system in Kentucky. 

The Coulters are blessed to make a living doing what they love–growing great food for their family and yours!


Here is the Amazon Link to Chris’s 2015 book on Survival Gardening.  Chris wrote this to be a comprehensive guide to growing all the food you need to be self-sufficient. It has proven to be more relevant today than ever!  Amazon: