P1040464 Tyler Sage - 2012

Tyler came to us from North Plain Farm in Great Barrington, and before that spent a season at Moon in the Pond Farm in Sheffield, the same year as Jeff Backer was there.  With Tyler came Marie, who is a very large, white, sweet and mellow dog.  Tyler is now living just a few miles down the road on Hart Road, helping to revitalize the old farm there.

 

P1040690 Andrew Currie - 2012

Andrew worked the previous season down in the valley at Crimson & Clover Farm, and before that attended The Farm School in Orange, MA.  He brought with him his then-sweetheart, Molly Morningstar, who helped out part-time on the farm.  Andrew is spending the 2014 season helping out at Anne and Eric Nordell's farm in PA as Eric works through a major health challenge.

 

P1020724 Lily Carone - 2011

For the 2011 season Lily commuted in from her home on Atlas Farm in Deerfield.  She hoped to glean what she could of horse-powered farming from her days here with the goal of someday implementing horsepower to some degree at least at Atlas as well.  Only time will tell, but in the meantime, here's a link to Atlas Farm - www.atlasfarm.com .

 

P1020274 Daniel Berry - 2010 & 2011

Daniel arrived here in June of 2010, plunging right into the fray for the first day of CSA.  He came with his hive of bees and educated us little by little in the ways of beekeeping as he made his own way through his first years as a beekeeper.  We were thrilled that Daniel returned for a second season to round out his developing teamster skills and deepen his experience on our farm.  We are also very happy that he has decided to settle in the area with his partner, Suzanne Stillinger.

P1020023 Jeff Backer - 2010

After a great year with us in 2010 Jeff is now managing his own farm in Grafton, MA.  He has leased land from the Grafton Land Trust to establish Potter Hill Farm, where he is growing mostly heirloom vegetables and raising a few beef cows.  He is hoping to transition to horsepower there within a year or two, but for the time being he is relying on a 1952 Farmall Cub to help get him through.  Check out more on Jeff's farm at www.potterhillfarm.wordpress.com

P1020023_2 Devon Burgess - 2010

Devon's apprenticeship with us was cut short after only two months when he died from an accident in Cambridge on May 2nd, 2010.  A few days later we held an informal service on the farm to mourn our loss and celebrate his life.  He was an adventurous, determined, caring, and vibrant spirit who lived life to the fullest and is remembered with much love.  Together with his friends and family we planted a red oak by the bridge in his memory.

P1010589 Dan Criss & Rachel Hestrin - 2009

Dan & Rachel came to us from a season at Keith's Farm in New York, and before that Buckwheat Blossom Farm in Maine and Tillers International in Michigan.  We haven't been in contact for a while now, so we're not sure what either of them are up to at the moment, though given their abilities and leanings it is very likely something to do with farming.  Both were extremely capable and hard-working when they were here.

 

P1010020 Micah & Bethany Spicher Schonberg - 2008

Micah & Bethany graced our farm with their lovely presences for the 2008 season.  They then went on to start up their own farm (now horse-powered as well!) on Bethany's parents' land in Pennsylvania in 2009.  Visit their website at www.plowshareproduce.com to see what great things they are up to now.

 

P1000374 Anthony Mecca - 2008

Anthony is now also a partner in a horse-powered CSA farm of his own in the Hudson Valley in New York.  See more about what he's up to at: www.greatsongfarm.com .

*We hope to add more photos and apprentices from past years in time.