Shannon Hayes is the chef and CFO of Sap Bush Hollow Farm, LLC. She and three generations of her family raise grassfed & pastured meats, operate Sap Bush Cafe (a farm-to-table and neighbor-to-neighbor experience in the Catskill mountains), as well as vacation rentals, long-term rentals, and an online general store. Hayes is the author of several books, including The Grassfed Gourmet Cookbook, Long Way on a Little, and Radical Homemakers. She is the host of The Hearth of Sap Bush Hollow podcast, which chronicles and lessons from a life tied to family, community, and the land. Hayes holds a PhD in sustainable agriculture and community development from Cornell University and makes it a life goal to spend a few hours in the woods each day doing nothing except pondering the mysteries of the universe. Hayes lives and works in West Fulton, NY, in the Northern Catskills, where she grew up.