David is the team leader for our Washing and Packing crew. 2024 will be his eleventh 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, meditating, watching football, 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! We appreciate you!
Katie is the Production Manager. 2024 will be Katie's seventh season on the farm. Katie works closely with Lisa to develop crops plans, assess crops, and look at the big picture for field production practices. Katie is quick to identify pests, diseases, and is the fastest harvester on the team. She always is thinking ahead. You can also find Katie doing the Manchester/Pawlet/Arlington Vermont deliveries with Kathleen. 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 are fortunate to have you on the team! Thank you for all your work!
2024 will be Sage's third full season on the farm team! Sage is on our Assistant Wash and Pack Manager and work in the field and greenhouses (he does it all!). Sage is very conscientious and thorough about his work and always has an upbeat attitude for the tasks.
Originally from New Jersey, Sage now lives in Pownal, Vermont with his wonderful girlfriend, Isabel. Isabel and Sage are fabulous vegan cooks and supply the farm crew with lots of great treats for special occasions. In his free time Sage enjoys cooking, hiking, yoga, and is a talented drummer! Thanks Sage for all your work! We love you!
Douglas has been with Mighty Food for 14 years! He works the Dorset Market every Sunday with Lisa and will be joining the field crew for the 2024 season! Douglas is a Vermont Native and lives in Bennington with his wife Ashley and two kids, Clara and Timothy. Douglas is a talented gardener, handy-man, and total do-it-yourselfer. Thanks Douglas for your hard work, kindness, and humor!
Rob is the farm's Equipment, Tractor, and Maintenance man extraordinaire! 2024 will be Rob's fourth year as full time on the farm. Rob has been helping out here and there from the very beginnings of Mighty Food Farm though! Rob has an interest in conservation and no-till practices, which we are incorporating on the farm. Rob and his wife Karen have two awesome kids and live in a straw bale house that they built themselves! Rob's background is in sculpture, but is really a Jack-of-all-trades, which is so helpful on the farm. Thanks rob for taking care of our soil, buildings, and equipment!
Kathleen is the on farm CSA Manager! You will find Kathleen running the Friday and Saturday CSA pickups. Kathleen also helps packing CSA and wholesale orders. She is a team player and always has a positive attitude and caring nature. 2024 will be Kathleen's fifth season on the farm season on the farm. Outside the farm, Kathleen 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! The above picture is of Kathleen sorting brussel sprouts in the fall for orders! Thanks Kathleen for you work and compassion.
Richie hails from Savannah, Georgia and came to work at Mighty Food Farm in the 2022. 2024 will be Richie's third full season on the field crew. Richie has a kind heart, a great work ethic, a can-do attitude, and an attention to detail. Richie's favorite jobs on the farm include transplanting on the planter, harvesting potatoes, and tending to the greenhouse tomato crops. We appreciate Richie's eagerness to learn and adaptability! When not on the farm, Richie enjoy writing novels, spending time with his wife Olivia, cooking (ask for his butternut squash and wild rice salad recipe!), hiking, and lifting weights. We are thrilled to have Richie for the 2024 season! We love you Richie!
Brad is a Washington State native with an extensive background in horticulture. He lives in North Bennington with hi partner Joanna and twin girls (!). Brad enjoys music, playing guitar, gardening, cooking, and spending time with his family. Brad brings a stellar work ethic, can-do attitude, and lots of knowledge of farming to our team! Thanks Brad for your work!