On April 1, our farm's two new managers, Mark Congdon and Julie Baca started their first official day at the farm. I say officially, as they have been generously helping me though March to begin planning and planting seedlings for the season so that we get a good start on what will be an awesome growing season. I am so excited to work with both of them. They both bring many gifts to the farm and they will work with me to take New Harmony to the next level of evolution.
Mark and Julie worked together for 2 years as interns at Caretaker Farm in Williamstown, MA. Caretaker was one of the first CSA's in the country and has over 270 members in a CSA that offers a "free choice" distribution. Thanks to Mark and Julie's expertise, we will now be able to offer volume based, free choice ( with some items limited to insure enough for everyone) at our Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday CSA distributions at our new classroom/community center in our barn at Newbury.