SHANTI RADE – Owner, Whipstone Farms
Rade came into farming by chance through a high school internship. After traveling the country and working on several different farms, she moved to Prescott to pursue a degree in Agroecology from Prescott College. After graduating, she managed the Prescott Farmers Market where she met her farming partner and now husband Cory Rade. Together they own and operate a 20-acre farm in Paulden, growing over 100 different varieties of vegetables and flowers without the use of chemicals. Rade manages many different facets of the farm from marketing and communications, to greenhouse production and field operations, as well as helping to oversee the crew of farm workers. While she loves growing just about everything, her main passion is with flowers. The farm has expanded in recent years into selling wholesale to florists and wedding design using all farm grown flowers.