Hi! I’m Cassie Bridgforth, The Farmer’s Daughter. I’m a wife, yogi, wellness warrior, wannabe helicopter pilot, vegetable enthusiast, and a closet country girl.
Let me introduce myself.
I grew up in Chelsea, Oklahoma, a small town in the northeastern part of the state. When I say small, I mean population 2,000 small. I lived on a cattle ranch. Weekends were spent working cattle, painting fence, and cleaning barns. In the summer it was baling hay and spending long, hot days at Grand Lake. Growing up on a ranch we ate the beef we raised; used eggs from my great-uncle, Punk; vegetables came from my grandparents garden; and spread jelly on our toast made by my great-grandma, Jewel.
After high school I moved to Norman, OK, to attend the University of Oklahoma. I received my Bachelors of Art in Advertising and went on to use it at an ad agency in Oklahoma City. I wore heels and real pants everyday. My, how times have changed.
While at OU, I met this really cute javelin thrower whom I adoringly refer to as The Carnivore. I’m a vegetable enthusiast, he’s a meat aficionado. We’re a good pair.
Today, I work at a small oil and gas company in Norman, but don’t worry – I can wear yoga pants everyday! That was part of the agreement. I teach Barre classes at Next Level Fitness Studio in Moore; I’m a yoga instructor at Yoga at Tiffany’s in Norman and Climb Up in Norman.
I recently received my RYT200 through YOGAMAZE’, and continue to expand my knowledge and practice through locally and nationally recognized instructors and teachers: BNS Iyengar, Rocky Heron, Briohny Smyth and Dice Iida-Klein, Kathryn Budig, Robert Boustany, Catie Coon, and Natalia Callard.
I’m a wannabe helicopter pilot. I was working on private pilots license for a while, but that has since been put on the back burner. It’ll come back around, I know it!
My real passion, and the inspiration for this blog is… food. I firmly believe that what we put into our bodies impacts every part of our lives. A green smoothie cures my sniffles, chicken noodle soup makes a cold not so bad, and you can’t have a proper celebration without a cake.
A conversation with my grandma became my inspiration. In pursuit of better health, my grandparents are trying to eat better food: whole, non-processed, fresh, focusing on fruits and vegetables. Because we live hours apart, this is best way I could think of to share recipes and ideas with them.
I’m The Farmer’s Daughter, I love kale… and cake.