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Our Family

Nessa grew up in southern Illinois, USA, booked a ticket to Paris when she was 19 and hasn't escaped Europe for long since. Christoph grew up outside of Salzburg, Austria, where he twice survived telling his parents he was quitting his job to go to South America for six months.  They met on a small organic farm in Kentucky in the summer of 2004 and have been growing food and raising children together ever since.  After a few years outside of lovely, rainy Salzburg, and a few more in the incomparable Belfast, ME, the Dertnigs have settled down on a small farm on the slopes of the Alps in southern Austria.