PHOTO GALLERY: Emma O'Connell started website to help small farms
December 28, 2012 | 6:35 p.m. CST
Emma O'Connell, who has a garden at her home near Rocheport, started the website Pick-A-Pepper to connect small farms to consumers.
Emma O'Connell walks through her garden in Rocheport on Friday. O'Connell started the website Pick-A-Pepper last year that connects local farmers with local consumers. This week O'Connell added a new section of the site that allows farms to list internship opportunities.
Kale grows underneath a mini hoop house in Emma O'Connell's garden on Friday. O'Connell, who started the website Pick-A-Pepper, continues to farm throughout the winter.
Chickens stand near their coop in Emma O'Connell's garden in Rocheport on Friday. O'Connell and her family try to live as sustainably as possible.
Emma O'Connell inspects spinach growing in her home garden in Rocheport on Friday. O'Connell is living nearly entirely off what she has produced from her garden.