People who are producing food or fiber from the land or who work with soil or animals in some way to produce food or other agricultural or horticultural product. Includes greenhouse operators, seedling raisers, perennial and tree growers, beekeepers, mushroom growers, and maple sugarbushes. Some farmers also produce and sell processed items, and sometimes these are their farm’s primary item offered for sale. For example, a goat farmer who only brings their goat cheese to market. Products from this category may be raw or processed foods.