A lot of us say we want to change our lives, but few of us do it. John Suscovich has changed his life about as dramatically as one can.
He was a regular on the biggest radio show in the country, the Howard Stern Radio Show, living in New York City and making all of the contacts and connections for what could have been a great career. But one day, he gave it all up.
He and his wife hopped on bicycles and rode from New York to Seattle, then from Seattle to San Diego, all because of their fascination with farming.
Since leaving New York City, they’ve had 5,500 miles of adventures visiting family farms and craft breweries across America.
Rather than cool their interest in farming, the trip inspired them even more. Now, they’re in the process of setting up their own farm New Milford, Connecticut, and Kate is expecting the couple’s first child.
John explains the two ways he’s getting started with his farm and the one thing that motivates him the most to keep him moving toward this new way of life.
Find out why he’s passionate about developing a relationship wtih his customers and wants them to know where their food comes from. He explains the “old-fashioned” way he’s raising his chickens for his new chicken CSA and how he’s discovered a way to make chicken taste like, well, chicken.
Does he ever miss the fast-pace of his old life? Would he return? He reveals the prank he pulled on his old boss at the Howard Stern Show that he thinks has gotten him banned for life from show.
To see pictures from their trip and to sign up for John’s chicken CSA, visit foodcyclist.com.
Also, check out his new venture, www.farmmarketingsolutions.com, which offers other small farmers tips for marketing their farms and helping them grow.