About the Farmers
We are the owners of Whipstone Farm. We didn’t grow up on farms, yet we both found a love for farming and enjoy the hard work and immense rewards that come with it.
I am a self-taught farmer, which I learned through lots of trial and error and even more determination. What I really love about farming is food and how it brings people together; growing the food is the first step in making that happen. I am the resident repair man on the farm and something seems to break on our farm almost every day. But getting to eat the chiles I grow makes it all worth it.
I came into farming by chance through a high school internship. and after working on several different farms around the country, I went back to school to get a degree in Agroecology from Prescott College. I am in charge of crop planning, seed starting and everything to do with flowers. I also handle office management and marketing, even though its not my favorite part about farming.
Our dedicated staff of employees, interns, and volunteers help get all the work done. From transplanting 10,000 pepper plants, to endless weeding, to marathon harvest days, we have a great team of the hardest workers around. Our children play a big part in all parts of the farm – equally helpful and distracting – from planting seeds to selling at the farmers market.