Redford is also into organic, sustainable agriculture. The big difference is she's doing it with bugs and raising them in an urban setting.
But her operation, "Ofbug," happens to be directly connected to Carangelo's business, "The Wooly Pig." One of Redford's customers for her bug-based livestock feed is Carangelo.
Redford says she doesn't have any takers yet for her planned human bug food. Surveys of her friends about the possibility of human consumption of nutritious insects was, Redford says a bit sadly, rather negative.
"I don't think people are quite there yet," she adds. So her focus for the near future is using mealworms as the protein in food for animals like Carangelo's chickens.
Redford's operation consists of flats of boxes with screens, where mealworms eat stuff like bran-flake cereal, and are frozen when they reach maturity. Dried, they can be ground up for animal feed, or sent whole to farmers who want their adult chickens to have a little something more natural.
"They're incredibly nutritious and easy to come by," says Redford, who grew up on a farm in Canada's British Columbia.