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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, Farm Mom

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 spent several years working as a public defender in Philadelphia. Sarah was introduced to Daniel and Frith in 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 - Livestock Manager

Ryan grew up in Northport, NY. After attending college he moved to a city and worked as a mason’s apprentice for four years. He began exploring the importance of what materials and food we expose ourselves to on a daily basis and 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. Each growing season he has found those many milestones which indicate the growth and development of the soil, plants, animals and ourselves increasingly exciting.

Cricka

Cricka - Field Manager

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 - Wash & Pack Manager

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. 

Shon

Shon - Farmhand

Shon Gives Thanks to Frith Farm for His third season on the Land. Finding Joy in Working with the Earth, Inspired by the Elders before and Planting for the Future. He is continually building His connection to The Most High thru working with Plants and His Creative Works. He Wishes Peace for All Beings.

Liz

Liz - Apprentice

Liz comes from Minnesota, and is most at home deep in the forest along Superior’s western shore. She is delighted to work her first full farm season in the rich soils of Frith with this spirited crew. In her spare time, she is a curious forager, of mushrooms in particular.

Katia

Katia - Apprentice

Katia was raised in New York City and Los Angeles. She discovered her love of the great outdoors later in life, but has diligently cultivated her relationship to the earth ever since. After getting a degree in Peace and Conflict studies Katia spent many years working with young people to deepen their knowledge of non-violent communication, community engagement, and food systems. She decided to act on her desires to be outside and in the dirt in 2016 when she moved to northern California to teach on an education farm. Realizing that even that did not satisfy her desire to engage meaningfully with the land, she came to Maine for the 2017 growing season and worked full time on a production farm in Newcastle. She is excited to get to learn more about Southern Maine and have her hands back in the dirt for the 2018 season!