Caleb Gwinn - 2015
Caleb comes to us from two seasons at East Fork Farm in Marshall, NC, bringing along his trusty dog, Muddy.
Hunter Link - 2015
Hunter has joined us after a season on his grandfather's farm in Nebraska, and before that at Radical Roots Farm in Harrisonburg, VA.
Nate Kraus-Malett & Emily Landeck - 2013 & 2014, and Lauren Bruns - 2014
Nate came to us from a season at Hearty Roots in Red Hook, NY, and before that Sylvester Manor Educational Farm on Shelter Island, NY, where Emily worked for both years. Lauren farmed previously at Dickinson College Farm in Carlisle, PA. All three are currently living in Montague. Nate is the acapella teacher at the high school at Hartsbrook School in Hadley, as well as working at the Atlas Farm farm store on 5&10 in South Deerfield. Emily is currently bartending in Northampton and Greenfield, and Lauren is working at Harvest Farm of Whately.
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, sweet and mellow dog. Tyler is now living in Montague where he is farming on Suzanne & Al Webber's land.
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 spend the 2014 season helping out at Anne and Eric Nordell's farm in PA as Eric works through a major health challenge, and last we heard he's planning to be back there again this summer.
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 .
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.
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 may transition to animal power at some point, 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
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.
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 heard from either of them for a while now, so we're not sure what they're up to at the moment, though given their abilities and leanings it could well be something to do with farming. Both were extremely capable and hard-working when they were here.
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.
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 .