Betsey Wittick is the owner of Laughing Crow Farm.
She also manages the Bainbridge Island Vineyards and Winery.
Betsey grows garlic, onions, potatoes and peppers among other things. She cares for over 14,000 grape vines, 8 chickens, 2 horses, 1 cat and 4 interns. She is an amazing teacher. She works hard and puts in long hours, but she knows how to relax and kick back with a glass of Bainbridge Island wine.
Betsey taught me a lot of important farming basics as a mentor during my first apprenticeship. Composting techniques, how to braid garlic, ergonomic hoeing posture, and a love of obscure potato varieties are all things that will stick with me during my farming future. But she has also taught me equally as much just by being who she is: thoughtful, knowledgeable, funny, positive, excited, welcoming – the list goes on and on. Betsey I am lucky to have met you and I want to be just like you when I grow up!
Here is a picture of Betsey doing what she loves best: working with horses.