CrossFitter John Post, a competitor on the ABC series Expedition Impossible, is also the proud owner of a farm. Sweet Peeps Farm is located in Dyke, Va., and jointly owned by Post, his sister Stephanie and their friend Marissa.
On the farm, the Posts have goats, pigs, and egg-laying chickens and broilers. The chickens forage in the grass in pens that are rotated on a daily basis across their land.
“We also have the most wonderful chickens and eggs of any farm I’ve ever tasted, so I must be doing something right,” John says.
In addition to raising animals, the Posts also cultivate organic gardens for produce and harvest wild berries. They trade with their neighbors for other foods they don’t grow themselves.
“It’s been kind of neat to have the opportunity to learn from experienced farmers instead of just learning from Google or the Internet,” Stephanie says.
CrossFit is also a part of their farm, with a covered concrete slab making up their “box.” John says he has buckets for real farmer carries and over-turned troughs for box jumps, as well as some standard CrossFit gear: wall-balls, kettlebells, jump ropes and a pull-up structure. The two split their workouts between the farm and a nearby affiliate for barbell training.
As for future travel plans, the Posts aren’t letting their farm stop them. At Moderngypsies.com, John asks his fans to choose his team’s next adventure from three charity projects around the world.
Additional reading: Fit to Eat: Pick of Summer Dinner by Benjamin Sims, published Aug. 1, 2006.