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Zavels Family Farms

Zavels Family Farms

We recently asked Mike Zavels of Zavels Family Farms a few questions! (Pictured: Mike and his two sons, Charlie and Zack)

How long have you been farming for?
Full time since 1982

What would you be if not a farmer?
Pro fisherman

Easiest crop to grow?
Radishes

What do you prefer, hot or cold months?
I hate the cold love the hot months!

One surprising fact about your profession?
We do not have to charge sales tax

What would your ideal summer day look like?
85 degrees and on Norris Lake

One piece of advice you wish you knew at age 17?
For every new thing you try there will be 20 things go wrong but you can't give up!