Organic farms are built upon the labor of the people who work them. We believe that our goal-oriented yet fun workplace is what has built the strong team that plants, weeds, harvests and brings to market all of our produce. Without these folks, New Morning Farm would not be the same.
Jenni is the new Operator of New Morning Farm. She is now in her 11th season at NMF, having started as an apprentice in 2009. She grew up on a family farm in New York’s Finger Lakes Region, and came to NMF from the University of Vermont with a biology degree. Snap peas are her favorite crop, but as farm operator, she oversees everything from the business and planning, through production of crops, all the way to the marketing. Jenni will be at Dupont Market every other Sunday. When she’s not growing veggies, or running a business, Jenni spends time cooking, horseback riding, playing music, and she’s slowly finishing a tiny house.
2019 Senior Crew Members
These crew members have over 20 years of combined experience at New Morning Farm. Their skills, plus their knowledge of and familiarity with our systems keep everything running smoothly. They provide management and oversight of the fields, the crew, irrigation and more, serving as advisers to the rest of the crew, as well as to each other, to create a team-led and co-operative work atmosphere.
All apprentices, even (and especially!) those who are new to farming, immediately take on individual responsibilities. Ranging from the monitoring, harvest and post-harvest storage and marketing of crops, to driving a tractor for cultivation, to leading a team in the field, apprentices gain skills and learn the systems of New Morning Farm from the beginning of their stay. Check out our page about apprenticeships to learn more about our program and benefits.
From May-October, we need a lot of help planting, weeding and harvesting. Our labor force primarily consists of people hired from local communities. We also participate in the H-2A guest-worker program and each season, three men from Jamaica join our crew. We're lucky to have such a great team and are grateful for our seasonal workers, who often come back year after year. We strongly believe in paying a fair wage and providing a fair work environment.