Where are you from originally and how long have you lived in town?
I’m originally from Warren, NJ and we have lived in the farm house for about six years.
Child(ren) and Age(s)?
Lela age 12 and Freddy age 2
Favorite things to do with your kids?
Beach days!!, anything outside, taking trips to visit family all over
Are you involved in a business venture or corporate world? Please Share!
I currently manage and operate the goings on and day to day operations on my husband’s family farm in Mendham. The Farm has been in town and run by the Backers for almost 100 years. We have a farm stand, csa, events, classes, pick your own pumpkins, and many more exciting things to come!!
If you could give one tip to fellow Mom Entrepreneurs what would it be?
When work can be all consuming (especially when you live where you work!) the mama guilt really hits hard for me!! Try and find a healthy balance between work and play.
One thing people would be surprised to know about you…
Before becoming involved in the farm I couldn’t even keep a house plant alive!! I was a behavioral therapist who would have never predicted I would enjoy farm life so much. Never rule out any opportunity!!
How has this community been instrumental in getting you to where you are now?
We are so blessed to have such a wonderful, supportive community!! We love our customers and love that they appreciate our old school, small farm values. We wouldn’t be where we are today with out their support!!
Be sure to stop by Backer Farm for some fresh food, fun events and of course the Animals! You can stay up to date with all their events by following them on social media here: