Jamie "retired" as a Wildlife Biologist to stay at home with her son, Evan, in 2010, and immediately found her way to the farm. She worked in the greenhouse and fields during the 2010 season while Evan got his newborn beauty sleep on the farm. You may still see Jamie- and even her husband Luke- occasionally helping out on the farm with their little guy, but mostly she will be helping pack boxes and filling the role of Office Manager now that Evan is much more mobile! They live right down the road from the farm and are avid gardeners, growing and preserving almost all of their own produce for the year...working at Earth Spring Farm fits perfectly into their philosophy and lifestyle! She truly loves being part of the farm, and enjoys communicating with the CSA Members... especially when she gets to actually meet CSA Members in person either on the farm or at our farm parties and can put a face to a name! Jamie also manages the website, so if you have any questions or comments please email her at email@example.com.
This is Julie's second year working at Earth Spring Farm and is looking forward to another crazy but fun filled season growing vegetables. Julie graduated from Messiah College with a BA in Psychology and a concentration in counseling. After graduation she tried out several positions working with children as a Therapeutic Staff Support, a Play Therapist Assistant, high school girls varsity basketball coach, and yoga instructor. During this time she volunteered at the Dickinson College Farm and discovered a love for farming. Julie then moved to Texas to volunteer a year through Americorp working at a domestic violence shelter (Family Abuse Center, Waco). During her time in Texas she also volunteered at the World Hunger Relief Farm outside of Waco. After her year of service she moved back to Pennsylvania and decided to take on farming full-time. Julie has found Earth Spring Farm to be a very welcoming place and enjoys how it connects to its local community through its work share program. She believes in the farm's organic practices, enjoys its flexibility to try new things and its out-side the box thinking.
"We work hard and it's an amazing feeling at the end of a long day to be so inspired and excited to see what the next day might bring."
Fernando grew up in the small town of Presidente Olegario, MG, Brazil. Working on his grandfather's 120-acre cow farm allowed him to learn about caring for and raising cows, the production of dairy, and that farming was what he wanted to do in his life. After studying the production and growth of plants and produce, he graduated from the University of Patos de Minas in 2010 and decided to particpate in an agricultural exchange program though Communicating for Agriculture Education Programs (CAEP), where they placed him as an intern at Earth Spring Farm in 2011. He gained great practical experience in the technological production of vegetable crops. While there was a culture shock as to the different formation of crops and conducting business, it was something that he needed in order to advance himself and his abilities even further. Since his 1st experience with ESF, he has receied an excellent experience in the practice with relation to the production of vegetables and organic products, and is learning more and more every season.
"If you have an opportunity to visit the farm it will be our pleasure to have you and introduce you to our fun, hospitable, and productive environment!"
Becca (Gettyburg) is back for her 2nd season, and Matt (Maryland) will be new to the ESF staff this year. The crew started April 1st! More info on them coming soon.....