Retiring Farmers Market Manager Brought Farm to Austin Tables: Suzanne Santos traces interest in agriculture back to her childhood

May 6, 2015

Beth Goulart Monson, Austin American-Statesman

The house built on wheels has hookups for a stacked washer-dryer combo. “I’m not going to rough it,” Suzanne Santos says. But this is one tiny house.

Inspired by the “tiny house” movement and helped by friends, Santos is finishing construction on a 253-square-foot home atop a trailer. Next month, after she retires as the farmers market manager for the Sustainable Food Center, Santos will start the ignition on a rented truck and tow her homemade retirement home to the Northwest. She will leave a community of farmers and colleagues disappointed to see her go.

In her 15 years in Austin, she has brought the farm to tables all over the city.

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