Freedom is a word that can have various connotations, such as opportunity, time, independence, ability, choices. One common thread among the Kings’ answers seems to be authenticity.
For me, the meaning is very personal. When we started Freedom Farms, we only had two tractors and two parcels of land. And that name represents what we should never forget—where we came from and what we left to achieve our dreams. When you have no freedom to live your own life, then you’re living in bondage. Freedom Farms means farming the way that we want to.
It’s a patriotic thing for me. But it’s also being able to choose how I grow produce, being able to choose the type of produce that I get to plant. Having those choices is what’s best about America.
Just being with my family and my friends and having a good time with them. That’s the freedom I enjoy the most.
Following your passions and being able to do what you love is what freedom means to me. Having the freedom to choose a standard of living, a standard of health, and an overall standard of well being. Feeding the body and the mind well is real wealth.
Jillian King (age 9):
I like being in the open space of the meadow. No houses, no cars, nothing is polluted. I like when it’s nice and green and you can just listen to the birds.
Molly (golden retriever)
No collar, no leash and running with the chickens.