The youngest of her parents’ combined twenty-one children, Sarah Frey grew up on a struggling farm in southern Illinois, dreaming of running away to the big city. But at only seventeen, when the family farm faced inevitable foreclosure, Frey took over the farm and created her own produce company. Today, her family-operated company Frey Farms has become one of America’s largest fresh produce growers and shippers, with farmland spread across seven states. Her new book THE GROWING SEASON tells the inspiring story of how a scrappy rural childhood gave Frey the grit and resiliency to take risks that paid off in unexpected ways. Let's join author Sarah Frey in conversation with her editor Susanna Porter.