Working on the Farm

12-year-old Brayden Nadeau isn’t interested in video games and sports like his peers; he prefers spending his time on the farm. The tween wakes up at 5 AM to help out at his grandpa’s 25 acre farm, and has been participating in the farm activities since he was a toddler. Nadeau feeds the chickens, cows, and pigs, plants seeds, and sells fresh produce at his very own farm stand, called Brayden’s Vegetable Stand. Brayden has made thousands of dollars selling fresh corn, tomatoes, cabbage, eggs, and more at his stand on the edge of the farm. He spends 10 hours a day at the stand during the summer, and 4 hours a day there after school. Though the Minot, Maine farm has been in the Nadeau family for decades, young Brayden’s interest in becoming a farmer came naturally. As Brayden’s grandmother told WAPO, “Nobody has ever asked Brayden to do this, there’s just nowhere else he’d rather be.”

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