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Born under the stars by Caleb Nickerson

The interior of the barn-turned-dance hall at Starborn Farms is especially stunning when illuminated at night. The Judds estimate that the space will be able to seat 400 when completed.
The Judd family owns and operates Starborn Farms, an organic operation in Clarendon. From left: Robin, Jennifer, Olivia and Ben Judd.
Starborn Farms produces fresh herbs and produce for several restaurants in the area. Note that the plot is in the shape of a star.

No matter what kind of crop or livestock they harvest, farmers have to wear many hats. Whether it’s being able to fix an old tractor that’s acting up or getting an ornery cow milked, the life of a farmer revolves around solving a complex array of problems. But for one young Pontiac couple, diversity is more of a blessing than a curse.
Robin and Jennifer Judd own and operate Starborn Farms, 240 acres of hilly, rock-studded land tucked away off of Front Road in Clarendon. They purchased the former beef farm in the fall of 2015 and have been busy turning their vision for the property into reality.

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