A Minnesota native, Julia came to The Good Acre after working several years in the restaurant industry. She attended culinary school at Saint Paul College and graduated from their Culinary Program in the spring of 2014. Julia’s passion for food first drove her to New York City, where she had the opportunity to work for several restaurants throughout the city, including Dirt Candy, a well-known vegetarian/vegan restaurant in Manhattan. While the big city had its thrills, Julia made her way back to Minnesota in the fall of 2016. She then began working at The Bachelor Farmer. Immersed in their farm to table focus, Julia learned a great deal about local and sustainable farming in the greater Twin Cities area, and her growing interest in locally procured ingredients and her desire to work in the nonprofit world led her to The Good Acre.