Ian Calder-Piedmonte

CEO, Balsam Farms Balsam Farms

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Ian was raised on 65 acres in a small Midwestern town. His parents created a bit of a pastoral paradise; raising and training race horses, growing vegetables, fruits, and flowers in their spare time. Ian’s father even had a band, when Ian was very young, aptly named “The Brussel Sprouts”. They would record in one of the side-buildings, “The Grainery”. Ian’s mother’s family, The Calders, had and still maintain a very successful dairy, Calder Dairy. “I never worked on the farm,” Ian explains, “but I spent a lot of time there. It played a role in my appreciation for farming”.

For more than twenty years, Ian and his business partner Alex have grown Balsam Farms into a regional food hub in Amagansett, New York. They farm over 200 acres of mixed vegetables, fruits, herbs, cut flowers and grains.

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Building Bridges Between Rural and Urban America

November 22, 2023, 09:00 PM
Ian Calder-Piedmonte Matthew Keener