David is the team leader for our Washing and Packing crew. He is a native Vermonter, 2021 will be his 8th season on the farm. He ensures all the produce is cleaned, organized, accurately packed, and delivered to our CSA pick up locations and wholesale accounts. You'll find him running the Williamstown CSA on Tuesday evenings. Some of his favorite vegetables are eggplant, broccoli, and leafy greens. When not on the farm David enjoys trail running, working on old Toyotas, reading, and trading financial markets. David brings so much to our farm team and leads the packing shed crew. We run a small crew and move a lot of vegetables; David keeps is all moving and crosses his t's and dots his i's. Thanks David for all that you bring to our farm team!
Katie is the Assistant Field crop and Greenhouse manager as well as Crew Leader. 2021 will be Katie's fourth season here at the farm and some of her duties include; tractor driving, working CSA pickups, and seeing out day to day tasks. Katie went to Johnson & Wales University and has a degree in Culinary arts. She enjoys cooking and eating all kinds of food, being outside, and creating art. If there is a job to be done, Katie is always game, and is a quick learner. She also is the head of our dried-flower production, and has interest in natural dying. We hope to grow some indigo this year! Way to go Katie! We are fortunate to have you on the team and teach new hires the ropes!
2021 will be Annie's 2nd year on the farm. She graduated from Smith College in May with a bachelor’s degree in physics and astronomy. When she’s not working on the farm, Annie enjoys spending time with her horse, Max. Annie's attention to detail shines in the packing shed with all of the CSA orders and wholesale packing. We are lucky to have her as part of the team while she applies for graduate School for Astronomy!
2021 is Claire's first season on the farm. She graduated from Wesleyan University in 2020 and hopes to later have a career in environmental justice. In her free time, Claire loves to cook, hike, and ski. Claire's favorite veggies are tomatoes and green beans, but she really just loves them all!
2021 will be Hickory's third season on the farm. Her favorite farm job is harvesting green beans. In her free time, she likes to garden and hike. Her favorite vegetables are cucumbers and sun gold cherry tomatoes. Hickory will be taking on some new responsibilities for 2021 including being trained on tractor driving! She is a focused and thoughful person who shows up every moring ready to work! We are so grateful for Hickory and what she brings to our team!
Kathleen is the CSA Manager! 2021 will be Kathleen's second season on the farm season on the farm. She loves the great outdoors including running, hiking, cross country skiing and gardening. She enjoys being a part of the Mighty Food crew and helping bring organic, fresh veggies to the community. It's a team atmosphere which she enjoys and accustomed to after coaching cross country and track at the high school and college level for over 20 years. Kathleen brings a lot to the farm team, including diligence with packing orders and quality control in the packing shed and a love of people, which makes her a real asset as CSA manager!
Rose is locally grown in Shaftsbury, VT. This is her third summer working on the farm. She enjoys all things field work, transplanting, and pruning. She just graduated from St. Lawrence engrossed with the natural world, especially all the birds and bugs she can find on the farm. Rose shows up every day with vigor to get lots of field work done. She is thorough and super fun to work with. We all enjoy talking about ecology, animals, and our environment with Rosie. We are lucky to have her!
Anna and Jacob
Anna owns and operates Abruzzi Stables on Whipstock Hill Farm in Bennington with her husband Jacob where they maintain 100 acres of hay fields and start Morgans and American Saddlebred horses to saddle and harness. Anna's favorite jobs include riding the transplanter, bush-hogging big fields, stringing tomatoes and her favorite veggie is spinach! Jacob operates Whipstock Hill Farm On the west end of Bennington where he Care-takes 100 acres of hay fields with his wife Anna. Jacob has worked for Mighty Food Farm since 2011 when the farm moved to Shaftsbury from Pownal helping to relocate the green houses. Since then he has done Everything from land management work to building sheds and fences lines. Anna and Jacob are also Lisa's BFFs. They are not full time employees but help out with farm projects and farm upkeep. We have so much fun working with Anna and Jacob and Malcolm and Red also love the hay from their farm fields!