Clara Coleman
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Clara Coleman is a second-generation American organic farmer who specializes in sustainable four-season farming. She shares her expertise as a consultant, writer, and keynote speaker. She is the daughter of renowned farming pioneer Eliot Coleman and her sister is acclaimed author Melissa Coleman. Coleman is a proponent of small-scale farming, and she advocates for innovating efficient and sustainable production methods, farmer collaboration, and direct customer marketing. Coleman is the four-season farm specialist for Rimol Greenhouses; she also serves a consultant for Wegmans Food Markets’s organic farm in upstate New York. Previously, she founded and operated Divide Creek Farm, a small year-round vegetable farm in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. She successfully cultivated vegetable crops under harsh winter conditions using four-season farming techniques. Clara currently resides in Portland, Maine with her two sons. She is focusing on four-season farm consulting, guiding family farm grant projects for Maine Farmland Trust, writing a book, and appearing at speaking engagements nationwide. She hopes to inspire and encourage the next generation of farmers through her work.