Gina Perez finally quit working as a fisheries biologist and became a full-time farmer this year. Small beginnings have now blossomed into selling wholesale at Limehouse and GrowFood Carolina as well as retail at the Sunday Brunch Farmers Market in Riverland Terrance with a Dirt Works alliance. After a rough spring of losing 800 pumpkin plants, Fiddle Farms now has oodles of squash, spinach, okra, green peppers, arugula, cauliflower, and zucchini for the fall. Fiddle Farms uses integrated organic weed, pest, and disease management along with an organic approach to fertility and nutrient management. Perez plants cover crops, like barley and buckwheat, in order to add organic matter back into the soil without using chemicals, and relies on her neighbor’s bees for pollination. Fiddle Farms now has a weekly CSA of fresh flowers and vegetables at Sundrops Montessori.