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The farm sending meals to children in a food desert share

Foot Print farms is within Jackson city limits, parts of the city are considered a food desert. That means people struggle to get fresh fruit and vegetables because they live more than one mile from the nearest grocery store. Most of Mississippi is a food desert in this way. So […]

How One Woman Is Trying To Save Mississippi Through The Power Of Vegetables

Cindy Ayers Elliott is probably not the first person to have a life-altering epiphany after hearing Michelle Obama speak. For Ayers Elliott, the aha moment came around 2010 at a conference she attended in Washington where Obama spoke about Let’s Move!, her healthy foods initiative. Ayers Elliott had been invited […]

Kevin Hart Stops By

Comedian and actor Kevin Hart is in the Metro to film a new episode of his Comedy Central show. This morning he stopped by Foot Print Farms in West Jackson. The farm and its owner, Dr. Cindy Ayers, will be featured in the episode of the show. Hart travels to […]

Making a Difference in MS: Foot Print Farms

Planting the seeds of self-reliance and entrepreneurism while delivering locally grown, farm-fresh produce to quench Jackson’s food deserts. Dr. Cindy Ayers-Elliott will be the first to tell you that the real story of Foot Print Farms is not about her, even though it is her brainchild and has taken root […]

Mississippi Woman Changes Career from CEO to Rancher

Cindy Ayers Elliott once worked on Wall Street—but has since traded in her high heels for a pair of work boots. The former CEO and investment banker has made a life-changing move to her Jackson home-turned-farm, where she rears goats for meat and grows organic vegetables. Now, Elliott is CEO […]

Businesswoman trades in high heels for work boots

Once trekking Wall Street as a businesswoman, Cindy Ayers Elliott has traded in her high heels for a pair of work boots. The former CEO investment banker has made a life change move to her Jackson home-turned-farm, where she rears goats and organic vegetables. “This is the Cindy Ayers Elliott […]

Meet Dr. Cindy Ayers Elliot

Before Dr. Cindy Ayers Elliot established Foot Print Farms, LLC (2010) in the city of Jackson, she was an investment banker in New York and a CEO of Delta Enterprises in Mississippi Delta. “Trading in her high heels for a pair of work boots,” she has planted seeds in the soils […]

Former banker makes farming footprint with her pearls on

Cindy Ayers-Elliott is a fashionable farmer. Pearls are the clue, circling her neck and dangling from her ears in sly contrast to denim overalls. Pops of pink, from her straw hat’s pale sheen to mud shoes’ dirt-flecked floral, echo in bins and a bus — a sign of support for the National Women in Agriculture Association. […]

Forging a New Path: Foot Print Farms

On a frigid day in December, the slightly warm air inside one of the high tunnels, also known as natural greenhouses, at Foot Print Farms in Jackson contrasts the chilly air outside. Despite the cold weather and a recent fall drought, domestic plants, such as spinach and mustard greens, and […]

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