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Conor

Conor - Apprentice 2021

Conor first stepped onto a farm in Pennsylvania as a volunteer one summer in high school. The dirt and sweat and fun of it has kept him at it ever since. Producing good food using good practices has been his goal for several years. He’s here at Frith with the hope of getting just a bit better at that. Most of his energy is put towards food, whether it's growing it, cooking it, or eating it, but he’s also likely to be reading a fantasy book, playing a boardgame, or out on a hike.

Emma

Emma - Apprentice 2021

Emma was born and raised in Norwich, Connecticut, but now calls Maine home. She moved here in 2012 to study Sustainable Agriculture at the University of Maine and has resided here ever since. Emma was raised to know where her food came from and to support local farms and communities so the leap to pursuing farming herself was a natural one. Emma worked on a farm in Connecticut and managed the student high tunnels at UMaine before graduating and moving to Southern Maine to work on an organic vegetable farm for three years. She is very excited to be part of the Frith family this season and is grateful to be learning all she can about human-scale, slow farming from such an inspiring source.

Hannah

Hannah - Apprentice 2021

Hannah grew up in New Mexico, learning about farming from her dad and grandmother who once owned a goat farm. She then moved to Worcester, Massachusetts to study Geography, and before she knew it had been living and working there for 8 years. Before arriving at Frith Farm, she worked extensively with food access and urban gardening programs, as well as on a handful of farms and in a wide range of restaurants. She is fascinated by food and cooking, medicinal plants, is an avid beekeeper and artist. Hannah and Joey are now running their own farm - check it out at rattlerootfarm.com

Joey

Joey - Apprentice 2021

Joey is second-year farmer from Central Massachusetts. While studying economic geography at Clark University, Joey got a start in the wine industry -- which led him to work for an importer, distributor, and later in vineyards and wineries in California and France. After spending a few years traveling all over the world, he began managing a food hub and spent time aggregating local produce and distributing it to farmer's markets, schools, and hospitals. Eager to get more hands on experience in agriculture, Joey apprenticed at a no-till farm in 2020 and is excited to further his knowledge here at Frith Farm. When he is not harvesting and washing vegetables, Joey loves to kayak, keep bees, bake bread, cook like a maniac and jump into cold water. Joey and Hannah are now running their own farm - check it out at rattlerootfarm.com

Jonathan

Jonathan - Apprentice 2021

Jonathan grew up in central Long Island. His town was ice land, then woodland, then potentially Matinecock land, then farm land, then housing developments. Jonathan lived this most recent transition. He didn't like it. He does like watching rain fall from a distance though. So he took a novel diploma as marching orders for more hands-on education elsewhere. He’s made a career collecting eclectic jobs in cities, mountains, and seas while land and community stewardship remained just beyond his fingers. Now, Jonathan arrives at Frith as grounded as he’s ever been, alongside his partner and fellow apprentice, Mary. Next year should see the two of them tending Mary’s family fields in Greene, NY. To do so to the best of their ability, they intend to combine the generational experience at home with the vast knowledge exhibited here at Frith by both Daniel and his exceptional crew. Jonathan and Mary are now running their own farm - check it out at wandercreekfarm.com

Lauren

Lauren - Apprentice 2021

Lauren grew up in Allentown, Pennsylvania, a city close to the bustle of agriculture—but her journey into farming didn’t begin until college. A degree in environmental studies and longtime interest in all things food brought Lauren to two educational farms in New England, where she spent her summers growing veggies and introducing kids to the wonder of soil. Since graduating from NYU in 2020, her passion for food and farming has only grown. Prior to apprenticing at Frith Farm, Lauren worked in digital marketing at an organic farming nonprofit. A desire to engage more deeply with local food systems brought her to Frith, where she couldn’t be happier to play in the dirt all day long. Off the farm, you can usually find Lauren staring wistfully out to the ocean, cooking extravagant vegan meals, showing her millennial co-workers TikToks, or admiring moss in the woods.
Mary

Mary - Apprentice 2021

Mary grew up in a big family on a small dairy farm in rural upstate New York. In college, she was called to the ocean and science led her to the sea. She worked on ships, teaching young people along the way. Sailing led her to environmental education, then to nonprofit work, until eventually she landed ashore to teach at a Rudolf Steiner-inspired school in California. Sure enough, life beckoned her back to the family farm in 2020. When she and her partner discovered Frith Farm, they realized apprenticing was an opportunity they couldn’t ignore. Mary’s interested in the inherent connectedness of food and health, of both people and planet, and believes sustainable farming can lead a way towards healing. Very grateful and delighted to be here, she and Jonathan hope to take what they learn back home to a farming endeavor of their own. Mary and Jonathan are now running their own farm - check it out at wandercreekfarm.com
Sandra

Sandra - Apprentice 2021

Sandra’s first memories are of visits to her grandparents homestead in Maine and helping her dad in his vegetable garden. Watching how they transformed what they grew into delicious meals was an inspiration that led her to discover the wonders of small scale farming. While finishing a degree in Landscape Design and Horticulture, she worked for a garden center, then a commercial greenhouse in Wisconsin, a non-profit urban agriculture center, a hydroponics facility in Jackson, WY, and various landscaping companies. After years of dialing in her many interests with plant care, she knew that farming was something left to explore. She fell in love during her introduction at Green Spark in Cape Elizabeth. Now she is deepening her knowledge of what it means to be a no-till, community driven farm here at Frith. It’s a way to connect to the land and to the people that are nourished by the food grown. The joy she feels from getting her hands in the soil parallels what she felt growing up. Beyond the farm you can find her by the ocean reading a book or taking a dip!
Ana

Ana - Kitchen & Store Manager and Farm Herbalist 2020, Apprentice 2019

Ana grew up in Panama, Central America, where she developed a sense of connection with nature and everything that surrounded her. Despite growing up in the beautiful and dense jungles of Panama, she doesn't like heat very much and had always dreamed of seasons and white winters, so after spending some time farming and learning about herbs in Florida, her dream finally came true in 2019 and she moved to Southern Maine to continue her adventures. She apprenticed at Frith in 2019 and is extremely happy to return for the 2020 season, ready to spend her time making fun concoctions and playing with dirt.

David

David - Field Manager 2020

Born and raised in Long Island, NY, David's journey into farming began at 19 years old. Seeking more self reliance, sustainability, betterment of his own health, diversity, and feeling a need to connect deeply with the earth he began to grow food in his parents backyard. After two years gardening and a trip to South America he decided to live his dream and became a farmer full time. 2020 marks David's 6th season farming and he is very grateful to be here at Frith! Feeding people nutrient-dense food, building soil and working with his hands is what makes him happy. After this season, David and his partner will eventually be taking over an older couple's farm business outside of Blue Hill, Maine raising no-till vegetables, flowers, fruits, perenials and their daughter, Andes.

Molly

Molly - Apprentice 2020

Molly grew up in Delaware, but has fallen in love with New England over the last few years. She has spent the past three growing seasons working and learning at different farms in New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachusetts. Her love of farming stems from an appreciation of the outdoors, a passion for responsible environmental stewardship, and an appetite for delicious and nutritious food. When she’s not on the farm, you can find her walking in the woods or frolicking on the beach. In the winter she enjoys knitting and being a part of the Ice Castle build crew. Molly feels very fortunate and grateful to be learning values and practices at Frith that she will carry with her through life.

Dennis

Dennis - Apprentice 2020

From lands out west, Dennis discovered the importance of quality food and responsible farming while traveling an assortment of wild places from trails and seas to cities. His whole life, Dennis has greatly valued time spent in nature and decided to dig deep with farming as his vocation after traveling the world for a few years and departing his past mechanical engineering career. His mission is to live connected to nature both through outdoor recreation and as a steward of the land through farming - nourishing people and the planet through a holistic approach. With little previous farming experience, coming to Maine to apprentice has been a great step for Dennis as he aims to start his own farm in the near future and is grateful for every bit of experience at Frith Farm. Dennis enjoys each season but wishes there was a way to have double summers to farm and hike a long-distance trail all in the same year, either way, you will find him happily covered in soil!

Kate

Kate - Apprentice 2020

Kate was raised in Massachusetts, and has loved spending time outside, from rowing a tiny dory and skipping rocks, to plucking cherry tomatoes and wrapping each tomato in a leaf, since she was young there. She started working on a farm near her home in MA at the age of 15, and has had muddy feet ever since; working on farms in Massachusetts, Utah, Connecticut, and Missouri and studying geology before getting distracted by the ocean. Since then, she sailed professionally, mainly on tall ships, for the past five years. Much of this time was aboard environmental educational programs, such as SEA Semester's SSV Corwith Cramer and SSV Robert C. Seamans, and the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater.  She is grateful to Frith Farm for offering a place to anchor her breezy mind and wandering self, and to get to her feet and hands in the luscious soil here. She loves reading, trying to ferment things, swimming, watercoloring, and maps/charts.

Cricka

Cricka - Field Manager 2017-2019, Apprentice 2013

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.

Liz

Liz - Wash & Pack Manager 2019, Apprentice 2018

Elizabeth comes from Minnesota and grew up spending time in her uncle’s beautiful gardens and in the forest along Lake Superior. It was a 2009 farm experience in the mountains of Ecuador that woke her up and reminded her that she has always been most happy working in the dirt. This is her second year at Frith, and she’s full of gratitude to be working beneath the sun. She also finds great pleasure in walking the woods to see what mushrooms are coming up, and minding the honeybees when there is time to spare.

Hannah

Hannah - Wash & Pack Manager 2018-2019, Field Hand 2017

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.

Check out Hannah's band Sibylline and her ice cream truck Maine Maple Creemee Co!

Sophia

Sophia - Apprentice 2019

Sophia grew up around the northeast, spending her adolescence in the woods of Vermont. She moved on to study sculpture and printmaking in Boston, but has now traded ink for dirt under her nails as she dedicates more time to farming here at Frith. She fosters a close relationship with plants and animals through her enthusiasm for house plants and by snuggling the world's sweetest farm cats. Committed to finding a new use for an old thing, Sophia is always working to recycle and preserve what she can in today's world.

Seneth

Seneth - Apprentice 2019

Seneth was born and raised in Concord, NH. Her interest in agriculture began in a college classroom, but her true love for farming was discovered while working on a vegetable farm in Massachusetts. After college she worked at a variety of farms, continuously exploring different agricultural systems, examining their ecological and social impact. Seneth spent a year teaching high schoolers, and someday hopes to combine her love of agriculture with her love of teaching. Always eager to learn, she is excited to discover more about the complex world of soils, all the while growing (and eating) some scrumptious food.

Ryan

Ryan - Livestock Manager 2016-2019, Apprentice 2015

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.

Ryan now manages Jamesport Farmstead on the North Fork of Long Island.

Katia

Katia - Apprentice 2018

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!

Becca

Becca - Apprentice 2017

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). Becca is now running her own farm - check it out at williwawfarm.com

Caroline

Caroline - Apprentice 2017

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.

Katy

Katy - Field Manager 2016, Apprentice 2015

Katy is excited to continue rooting into Scarborough and Frith Farm this season. Having been here for a year now, she is grounded in the farm's life and receives so much joy from the daily growth and seasonal transitions on this nurturing piece of land. Forever humbled by the abundance found on farms she knows this is her future: to grow and raise food for those around her. She is furthering her knowledge and application of medicinal herbs and awaits the day when some of the fruit trees here will start bearing! When her hands are covered with soil and her body is physically active she's fulfilled, and believes it is that simple.

Will

Daniel - Apprentice 2016

Daniel spent his summers growing up at a lakehouse his grandfather built in southern Missouri, where he hiked, swam, caught fish and turned a shade or two darker under the sun. Somewhere in between chasing crawdads and catfish he began cultivating a sense of wonder for the natural world and a general enjoyment for walking in the woods. Since then he has followed a circuitous path that involved lots of music and eventually brought him to human powered agriculture, first in St. Louis and most recently as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Senegal. He is grateful to be at Frith Farm and is slowly taking in the relationships between plants and the two (and sometimes four) legged creatures around him.

Will

Laura - Apprentice 2016

Laura grew up in Maine, always being within reach of the ocean, mountains and forests. Having an innate connection to nature, she attended USM and studied Environmental Science for all of two semesters. Laura spent the next 3½ years as a Direct Support Professional, working with adults, teens and children with developmental disabilities in Portland. While working in Portland, Laura witnessed both the push towards supporting local businesses and local farms, but also witnessed wastefulness. Laura ultimately decided that the best investment for her future would be to gain knowledge and skills of how to not only reap the benefits of the land, but how to give back to the land. Laura finds herself learning daily while apprenticing at Frith Farm and is excited to continue her growth mentally, physically and spiritually!

Jack

Isabel - Apprentice 2015

Isabel is smitten with vegetables and with work outside. She learned how to grow food on family farms in France as a WWOOF volunteer and in southern California as an undergraduate.  After earning degrees in Food Systems and English, she worked as a baker, a backcountry steward, and a grassroots organizer for fair farm policy.  New England's seasons brought her home, and Isabel served most recently as a FoodCorps member in Downeast Maine, teaching gardening, cooking, and nutrition in public schools and building capacity for farm-to-school programming.  She is very glad to work and learn with the crew at Frith and honored to be a part of Maine's young farmer movement.

Alex

Alex - Livestock Manager 2015, Apprentice 2014

Alex was born and raised in Northport, New York. At a young age he began to cultivate a love of the outdoors, and with time has developed a sincere passion for the natural world. His pursuit of a BA in Environmental Studies grew his understanding of the complexities that define contemporary environmental issues. After an exciting and expansive 2014 season, Alex will be returning to Frith to focus on the many residents of the farm's livestock populace. Inspired by observing and assisting in the relationship between land, animal, and steward, the 2015 season will provide an opportunity to build on his time as a caretaker. Recognizing and respecting the value of meat as part of the human experience, Alex is grateful to gain more species-specific knowledge while assisting in the animals' many contributions to the ecology and diversity of the farm.

Drew

Andrew - Field Manager 2015, Apprentice 2014

Intrigued by the combination of planning, management, hard work, and observation, Drew is returning to Frith in 2015 to focus on the farm's less mobile, more rooted residents. The 2014 season helped him experience the inexplicable joy of growing really good food for himself and the community and taught him the endless possibilities that vegetables and herbs offer from a growing and culinary standpoint.  He hopes to expand his knowledge and is so grateful to have the opportunity to explore and hone in on so many aspects of farming and simple living. Drew is excited to take up residence in Chateau Girard for the season and lead a more mindful existence in that space while experimenting with new crops and cementing his legacy as Maine's premier okra grower.

Sarah

Sarah - Livestock Manager 2014

Sarah grew up in rural Michigan, just in time to remember her grandparents’ farms as working farms. As a child, she had her feet in the woods but her head in books. She eventually made her way to college and graduated with a degree in Anthropology, though upon graduation, found herself dissatisfied with the lack of practical know-how and physical application her degree afforded her. Soon after, she started her first apprenticeship at an organic farm in downeast Maine - and has kept on. She’s since worked as a farm educator in Minnesota, an urban agricultural teacher to urban youth, and an apprentice at a diversified dairy farm in southern Maine. Sarah joined Frith Farm in 2013 and has since moved back to Michigan to start and run her own farm. You can check what she's up to at www.goodsteadfarm.com.

Naomi

Naomi - Apprentice 2014

Naomi grew up in the heart of Denver, Colorado in an old brick house with her grandparents, parents, four siblings and their sweet old dog. At an early age she was surrounded by stories of mountains, distant lands and adventure and has since been searching for a better understanding of how humans interact with their environment. This is her first full season of farming and definitely will not be her last. Naomi is looking forward to this season with Frith Farm and hopes to continue growing her skills and knowledge.

Wester

Wester - Apprentice 2014

Wester is from Guatemala. He is 17 years old. He is a person who is interested in everything. He likes to ask many questions and to participate in many things. He doesn't like to be too serious, and likes to help others. He does not like to fight for any reason. He enjoys the tradtions of the past, and loves mother nature. He likes to try to make jokes in English because in Spanish he has many. He does not like to say no when someone asks. He seeks respect by showing it. He likes to always be happy with his life and to do what makes him happy. As his mother told him, it is not easy to keep a smile on your face unless you love what you do, and that's how Wester lives.

Josh

Josh - Field Manager 2014, Apprentice 2013

Josh grew up in a small town in southern Maine. After high school, he moved to Boston, earning a degree in engineering. Fueled by his curiosity about other cultures and places, he joined the Master’s International Program at the University of South Florida. As part of his graduate studies he spent two years working as an aquaculture extension agent for the Peace Corps in Zambia. His experiences in gardening in Zambia and at home taught him the joys and rewards of growing food. After working for a season at Frith Farm as an intern, he is looking forward to joining the team again for the 2014 season as field manager to grow his skills and knowledge around farming. He hopes someday to grow his own farm community and is driven by his belief that local farms are at the center of movements for social change. Josh is now running his own farm - check it out at www.girardfarm.com.
Will

Will - Apprentice 2013

Will grew up in Massachusetts, but moved to Colorado at the age of 18 to get a degree in Anthropology. After looking into the infinite abyss of corporate “real world” jobs, Will decided that the only logical thing to do was to become an organic farmer. Since that decision, he has worked in central California, southwest Louisiana, and now, Maine. Experienced primarily with vegetables, Will is delighted to be learning more about the day-to-day habits of Frith’s various animal friends. An avid surfer, you are more than likely to see him at the beach after a long day of work, washing off the sweat of the day in the beautiful Atlantic ocean.

Joe

Joseph - Apprentice 2012

Joseph spent his early years in the Philippines, with memories of his grandpa tending to the family garden and raising pigs in the backyard. Moving to Pinole, California when he was nine years old, Joseph later attended college in San Diego and lived in Washington, DC after graduating in 2011. On the bus to work every day, he read books on farming and agriculture, soon yearning for a chance to apply what he studied on paper into actual practice. Trading in his leather shoes for a pair of rubber boots, Joseph looks forward to being a part of the full season at Frith Farm and continuing to learn about sustainable farming methods. In the future, he hopes to join the Peace Corps as an agricultural volunteer.

Dawn

Dawn - Apprentice 2012

Dawn spent her youth in the tropical humidity of southeast Florida catching snakes, lizards and spending as much time as possible in the water. A lifelong fascination with insects, birds and undersea creatures as well as drawing and sculpting led to a split degree in Biology & Art from University of Miami, and a string of unrelated jobs from laboratories to courthouses. Eventually her passion for gardening and desire for outdoor work blossomed into a full-fledged obsession with small scale organic farming that could no longer be contained within the cubicle walls of her office job. Dawn is thrilled to be a part of the philosophy and daily rigor at Frith Farm and grateful for the hands-on opportunity to learn sustainable agriculture outside of a classroom.

Kirsten

Kirsten - Apprentice 2012

Kirsten joined the team at Frith Farm later in the season after moving back from the French Caribbean island of Martinique, where she was an English teacher. She grew up off the grid in the forests of New Hampshire with three siblings, trained by her mother to slave in the vegetable garden but otherwise free to run wild. This upbringing fostered a strong connection to the land. Kirsten recently graduated with a B.A. in both French and Studio Art, and comes to Frith Farm with an interest in developing her ability to be self-sufficient.

Jeff

Jeff - Apprentice 2012

Branching out from his Midwestern roots, Jeff has spent much of the last two years traveling and pursuing a hands-on education in alternative agriculture. He is thrilled to continue that education in the energetic, joyful environment of Frith Farm. Humane and sustainable livestock management, closed-loop agricultural systems and artisanal food & beer are of special importance to Jeff. When not fully absorbed in farm work (or related literature from the likes of Pollan, Fukuoka, Berry, etc.), Jeff may be found playing or listening to music, or on an exploratory bike ride. He hopes that one day his wandering ends (at least for a while) in a peaceful country life of his own.

Jack

Jack - Apprentice 2011

Once Jack was a lost soul. In many ways he still is but the quiet, caring dirt he found here has grounded and girded him ever since. He is a passionate steward of his memories.

Hillary

Hillary - Apprentice 2011

Hilary hails all the way from sunny California. She fell in love with
farming while pursuing an environmental studies degree at UC Santa
Cruz, and try as she might, she hasn't been able to stay away from it
since. She has farmed and gardened in New Mexico, Costa Rica, Southern
Oregon, various locations throughout California, and now Maine! She is
so excited to be living the simple life in the "pine tree state" and
learning the ways of the Maine fahmah. When she's not wrestling
piglets or planting beet seeds, she can be found combing the beach for
treasures, geeking out on essential oils, or hiking around in the
woods. She is slowly but surely becoming an Atlantic seafood
connoisseur, and can't wait for spring to show its colorful face!