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Nicole Gibson

Welcome to the Nicole Gibson Photography blog! Years ago, Nicole became captivated by the power of visual expression and storytelling, and today what she loves most is to create images about the world, about humanity, and about the human condition.

Nicole Gibson is an award-winning photographer based in Phoenix, Arizona. She was awarded First Place in the 2010 International Photography Awards, in addition to 8 Honorable Mentions. She is also the winner of the 2008 Vincent Versace Award for Photographic Excellence. Nicole’s work has been published in Photoshop User Magazine and B&W. Her work has also been sold to Bethany House Publishers, used by various non-profit organizations, and represented by India Picture stock agency. She is also a member of the International Guild of Visual Peacemakers

The Simple Farm


There is no shortage of farmer’s markets in the Phoenix area, but this week I got to visit a special one. This market is held at the farm itself, a place called The Simple Farm, right in the middle of a neighborhood and run by a community-minded couple (Michael and Lylah) and their faithful crew of volunteers.



They open their home/farm up to volunteers and visitors, and even give tours and let you hang out with their chickens and goats.



The farm has also turned into an amazing community-builder, as people from all walks of life come to the farm, interact with each other, have celebrations, and volunteer their time. I had an amazing time visiting the market, and I hope to be back again soon.



I also took the opportunity to buy some of their unique products, a delicious alfalfa honey made by local Arizona bees, and a homemade caramel sauce called Cajeta, made by hand by Lylah at the Simple Farm. I think the goat’s milk is what really puts it over the top!



If you live in the Phoenix metro area, you should definitely come check this place out. Market hours are from 9am-1pm and 4-6pm every Thursday, and volunteer hours are on Wednesday mornings. Here’s the website one more time.


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March 6, 2012 - 10:28 am Sarah Smith - Love, love love this, and the pics! Thanks for posting this - didn't know about this farm.

March 28, 2012 - 1:50 pm Patrick - Love the chicken photos. I had to leave my chickens behind when I moved to Seattle. I miss the clucking and chicken-antics. :-) Patrick

March 29, 2012 - 2:50 pm Nicole Gibson - Thanks Sarah and Patrick! And yeah, Sarah, you should definitely go check it out! I think you'd like it :)

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