Rosie’s daily life is a bit different than most other kids her age. After waking early to do her farm chores, she attends homeschool before helping her parents prepare for the weekend farmer’s market in their town in rural Western Maryland.
Since 1900, the number of small-scale, family-owned farms in America has fallen by 63 percent, while the average farm size has risen 67 percent. "I became very passionate about preserving small-scale agriculture in our area." Says Rosie’s dad, Ben. "The idea of independence and autonomy as a family unit was also important to me. Empowered to make your own living and to be in charge of your own day is just the way that I think humans are supposed to live.”
Farm Girl was created as part of the Eddie Adams Workshop in 2021.