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Daniel & Sarah

Daniel Mays - Owner, Farm Manager

Daniel grew up in Chester County, PA, where through his Waldorf and Quaker educations he developed a respect for nature and a sense of environmental responsibility. Since then he has studied math and physics, taught at a boarding high school, bicycled through Mexico, earned a graduate degree in environmental engineering, and worked on a number of farms. He is passionate about farming and excited to have planted roots in Scarborough. He believes farmers should be stewards of the land, not miners of its resources, and that farms should be hubs of the community, not distant sources of its calories. He also believes that economic sustainability need not be sacrificed, but rather can come directly from the union of environmental stewardship and community involvement. Daniel started Frith Farm in November of 2010.

Sarah Coburn - Assistant Manager, Organizer, General Farm Mother

Sarah was born and raised in New England where she developed an early sense of commitment to community in her large, tight-knit immigrant family. After completing studies at Smith College, she filled a passport, bicycled across the country, and was a reproductive rights organizer - experiences that deepened her compassion for people from all walks of life. In law school she devoted herself to issues of racial and economic justice and she spent several years working as a public defender in Philadelphia. Sarah was introduced to Daniel and Frith in the fall of 2015 and joined the farm full time the following year. She is happy to have shifted her focus toward growing good food and making it more accessible, while staying active with her hands in the soil. Sarah is a quilter, birth doula and marathon runner.

Ryan

Ryan Lertora - Livestock Manager

Ryan grew up in Northport, NY. After receiving a Bachelor’s degree in History he became more excited to work with his hands and spend his time in the outdoors. Over the course of four years he began exploring the importance of what materials and food we expose ourselves to on a daily basis. He feels that a healthful lifestyle should not be difficult to attain and enjoy. While exploring these subjects it became clear that he wanted a hands on experience and found Frith Farm. This growing season will mark his third year at Frith and he could not be more excited!

Shon

Shon Mahoney - Assistant Field Manager

Shon would like to give thanks for this second season on Frith Farm. Born and raised in New England, Shon has found pleasure and fulfillment in the sacred task of working with the earth, and looks forward to building more knowledge and blacker soil with the 2017 Frith crew!

Becca

Becca Buckler - Apprentice

Becca comes to Frith Farm straight from the high seas, and has been switching off between farming and sailing on tall ships for the past few years.  Hailing from Rhode Island, with a degree in Environmental Policy and a background as an environmental educator, she didn't know she wanted to be a farmer until she worked for a federal agency providing services to farmers.  It was quickly apparent that she was on the wrong side of the desk, so she quit her job, put all of her belongings in her parents' basement and went to sea to scratch a traveling itch before putting down roots.  She is thrilled to be back on dry land and to be joining the vibrant community of Maine farmers (and eaters).  

Caroline

Caroline Summa - Apprentice

Born and raised an untamed child of Casco Bay islands, Caroline returns to her Maine roots for a season at Frith Farm. While only just having graduated from Oberlin College, Caroline already has many agricultural experiences under her belt; from milking and grooming rare cows in Freeport and herding sheep in golden California hills, to farming her home waters for lobster and helping manage a homestead in Portugal. When Caroline is not hanging at Frith with her enchanting coworkers, you might find her rambling around New England in her blue Jeep, eating a crisp dill pickle, or contra dancing her lil' wild heart out.

Cricka

Cricka Hall - Farmhand

Cricka grew up in Yarmouth next to an old dairy farm, playing in the pastures and helping his grandparents in their gardens. He graduated from New England Culinary Institute with a degree in Baking and Pastry and after a few years working in kitchens, his passion for food brought him back into the fields to learn about food from the ground up.  After working as an apprentice at Frith, Cricka sought out other farms to get an idea of how others take to the land.  He moved to Massachusetts where he worked at a large-scale organic vegetable farm, then came home to Maine to an organic poultry farm. Cricka then worked with cows at a dairy on a large-scale agritourism farm before finding his way back to Scarborough & Frith, with hopes of eventually starting his own farm.

Hannah

Hannah Daman - Farmhand

Hannah Daman grew up working at a small organic farm in Central Massachusetts. Even throughout her 20’s living in Scotland and traveling abroad, she would always find a community garden or small farm to volunteer with. A few years ago when she moved to Maine, it was a natural and necessary move for her to find a farm to work at to support community, local business, and the nourishment of a connection with the soil. She is delighted and honored to learn at Frith where the philosophies are upheld of quality over quantity and sustainability over quick profit. When she isn’t an active farmhand, Hannah finds time to play with her band locally and throughout New England.