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Inside the Country Life of Model Turned Organic Farmer Kirsten Owen

KIRSTEN OWEN’S conversion from high-fashion model to organic blueberry farmer had everything from blind luck to sheer happenstance behind it. “I had a fantasy about having a blueberry farm after I moved here, in 2002,” she says of her 56-acre patch of land in northern Vermont, from which she speaks via landline. “And then some land right next to me, which already had 250 young blueberry plants, came up for sale. I couldn’t resist.”

Billie Rose (left) layers a shearling Isabel Marant Etoile sleeveless jacket ($2,490; isabelmarant​.com) over a dusty-floral Officine Générale dress ($730; officinegenerale.com). Kirsten Owen (right) warms up with a quilted Weekend Max Mara coat ($1,075; weekendmaxmara​.com).Photographed by Alex Webb, Vogue, October 2020

This sylvan setup, a mere hour or so south of Canada, where she was born and raised, is a far cry from the life Owen led in her 20s and 30s, crisscrossing the

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