Josh Vaillancourt grew up on a dairy farm in Vermont, but had no plans to continue farming as an adult. Those plans changed after meeting his future wife, Sarah, volunteering with Heifer International, having children, and developing a greater awareness of food and farming. Now he and Sarah and their family are farming in New York's Adirondacks, on their diversified, pasture-based farm, Woven Meadows. In addition to farming, Josh has also taught college courses (having a Ph.D. in Religious Studies), photographs with Sarah through her photography business, works as a chef, and has been a home-cheesemaker for six years. Josh and Sarah are currently in the process of developing a small-scale farmstead creamery.