We are first generation farmers who learned from working on other small farms. We also happened to each have a stint in greenhouse production. We continue to learn from farmers in our community, classes, books, and YouTube. We each have a ton of jobs: owners, managers, horticulturalists, field laborers, carpenters, bookkeepers, marketers, irrigation experts, delivery drivers, web designers, and mechanics. And we all love to grow, cook, and eat good food.
Marcie dreams in vegetables and wakes up ready to get out in the field! She got her start farming at an intentional community in Virginia and it has been her passion since. She has worked with plants in many capacities from coordinating bean cooperatives with the Peace Corps to starting ornamental nursery plants for the City of San Francisco. When she isn’t farming she fancies herself as a novice artist and loves to learn things on YouTube. She feels extremely privileged co-own a farm with folks she enjoys and to work for her community.
Tracey was born in Maryland and started farming in North Carolina. Her formal background is in public health, but from her desk window she kept daydreaming about what it would be like to spend all day outside growing vegetables. Luckily the worlds of farming and public health aren’t so far apart. In addition to vegetables, Tracey likes reading books and riding bikes.
Kate loves all things water, soil, and data! Though Kate cannot be on the farm day to day, she is an asset. From wash/pack to farm stand she designs, models, and builds the farm infrastructure. On top of all that, she helps figure out the data we need and sets up some of our spreadsheets, so we can constantly learn and get better.
Liam is a high school soccer player, musician, and spitball champion. Though he cannot be on the farm full-time, he helps build farm infrastructure, takes on farmers’ market responsibilities and leads some of our special projects. When he is not schooling or farming, Liam likes to play board games, hike and ride his bike.
Ryan is a vegetable peddler extraordinaire and consummate chef. When not working to clean up environmental contamination he helps a ton with vegetable logistics, going to market, and scheming on farm projects. His passion for compost and soil biology was an early source of conversation and continues to be an asset for the farm. He loves animals, backpacking, and all things Ween and bikes.