Getting a Fresh, Green Start for Farmers

This is how a lot of good ideas get started.

When Steven Paradis started doing some small scale farming, he wanted to be kind to the environment. But when he went shopping for enviro-friendly fertilizer, he couldn’t find anything in town and soon learned that his only option was to pick up supplies out of state.

Next week, Paradis is hosting an open house at his new business, Fresh Start Growers’ Supply, at 1007 E. Jefferson Street. He sells non-toxic agriculture products, and hopes to provide much-needed enviro-friendly products to farmers in the region who grow food. There are also retail products for backyard farmers.

“If farmers like it, and I think they will, we’ll be a good alternative to chemical-based products,” he said.

Paradis is also producing a film, Dig It, about protecting the environment.