What are your main responsibilities as a Farmer?
On our farm, each team member is involved in every aspect of its functioning. From seeding, field preparation, transplanting, fertilization, irrigation, harvesting, packing, marketing, customer outreach, to delivery, we all have a role to play. On a small farm like ours, with a limited crew, being versatile is crucial. We need to be jacks of all trades, stepping in where our help is most beneficial. My primary focus is to assist the farm in reaching its goals in any way possible.
What first got you interested in working with Willowsford Conservancy?
The unique concept of Willowsford as an agrihood drew me to this job, along with the opportunity to collaborate with seasoned farmers, which I saw as a chance to develop my skills.
What do you enjoy most about working here?
What I love most about working at Willowsford Farm is the opportunity to collaborate within a small team, implementing diverse sustainable agricultural techniques. Over three years, witnessing substantial improvements in our soil health, systems, efficiency, and the overall quality of our produce has been immensely rewarding.
What is your favorite memory of working at Willowsford Conservancy?
One of my favorite memories at Willowsford is staying late with the crew to complete the construction of our newest high tunnel. It was incredibly satisfying.
What is your favorite thing to grow on the farm?
Tomatoes because they demand a lot of attention and its feels very involved.