‘Fat Daddy’ brings freshness of Sterling farm to his customers

Erik Jewett brings Haughty items to customers through his Fat Daddy's mobile farmer's market, which allows easy access even for those with mobility issues.

STERLING – “I’ve been farming since I was a kid,” said Erik Jewett.

But his own farm is a more recent venture, started after he started commercial beekeeping.

Now Jewett – aka Fat Daddy – is mobile, handing out his fresh produce, honey and other items from a truck, where he brings a mobile farm stand to those who may not be able to get off. And many who simply take advantage of the convenience.

“It’s intended for people who don’t have a car or can’t get around,” Jewett said. “We can bring it to them; it is accessible.”

Jewett showed off his truck, Fat Daddy’s Mobile Farmer Market, and said, “Who needs it more than someone who can’t get there?”

Jewett said he started experimenting with hydroponics in 2010, which also allows him to make it a year-round farming effort.