Jonathan Lawler, Farmer and Founder

Jonathan, often referred to as the "Punk Rock Farmer" because of his taste in music as well as his rebellious nature in the world of Agriculture where he is known for getting things done when everyone else says it's impossible.  When asked to sum up his attitude toward the whole local food movement, his response is:"I'm a local food THUG.".  Jonathan lives with his wife, Amanda and three sons in Greenfield, Indiana.  In addition to a career in the Transportation Industry Jonathan has also ran a vegetable production farm for several years. Jonathan credits his knowledge of vegetable farming to his Grandparents who operated a "truck garden" on their Indiana farm.  Over the years, Jonathan and Amanda frequently donated produce to area food banks as a for profit farm.  Upon learning of the vast and growing need for fresh produce, Jonathan decided he could greatly impact his community and Central Indiana by using the entirety of their farms production capabilities to grow produce specifically to address the issue of hunger.  

Amanda Lawler, FarmHer and Founder

 Amanda grew up on a large farm in Central Ohio where her love of farm life was cultivated. She was an avid 4-H'er and won numerous awards with livestock. After receiving a degree in counseling and biblical studies from Word of Life Bible Institute, she spent the next two summers counseling youth at two faith based organizations located in Upstate NY and in Hagerstown, MD. Amanda also studied art and design at The Ohio State University and hopes eventually to incorporate her appreciation of art into an "art as therapy" program at BCF. Her role as director of Volunteer Outreach allows her to pursue a passion of ministering to youth, connecting them to the beauty of outdoors while learning about farm life and, most of all, the joy of giving back to their community.

Board of Advisors 

Brandon Cosby
Gabe Nix
Alyse Deutsch
Amanda Lawler
Robbie Smith
Joyce Moore

Flanner House, President

Patriot Insurance, Vice President

Blue Ridge Heritage Farms, Secretary 

Brandywine Creek Farms, Founder

Guilford Group

Jonathan Lawler
Dr. Bijender Kumar
Chic Born

Brandywine Creek Farms, Founder

Hancock Regional Health

Ice Miller, LLP (ret)

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