FARM STAFF

Share the Harvest started with a half acre, a group of volunteers, borrowed tools, and a dream. We now farm five acres in East Hampton with year-round staff and seasonal apprentices. **All portraits taken during COVID were taken at a safe social distance and cropped.

Myra Arshad

Hometown: Montauk, NY

Favorite farm chore: Transplanting (either by hand or on the tractor)

Favorite farm tool: The scuffle hoe
Favorite vegetable: Zucchini
Favorite flower: Red roses
Favorite insect: Lady bugs!

Why I grow: "For a more racially just food system"

Michelle Barranco

Hometown: East Hampton, NY

Favorite farm chore: Harvesting

Favorite farm tool: A knife
Favorite vegetable: Kale
Favorite flower: Sunflower
Favorite insect: None!

Why I grow: "To make the earth happy"

Jane Baringer

Hometown: East Hampton, NY

Favorite farm chore: Weeding

Favorite farm tool: My hands
Favorite vegetable: Onion
Favorite flower: Columbine & lupine
Favorite insect: Ladybug

Why I grow: "Enormous gratification"

Maeve Dolan

Hometown: Wainscott, NY

Favorite farm chore: Harvesting

Favorite farm tool: My hands
Favorite vegetable: Bell peppers
Favorite flower: Lavender
Favorite insect: Ladybug

Why I grow: "Carrying on family traditions"

Sam Hunt

Hometown: Media, PA

Favorite farm chore: Harvesting & hand transplanting

Favorite farm tool: My hands
Favorite vegetable: Tomatoes
Favorite flower: Hydrangea
Favorite insect: Bees

Why I grow: "To feed myself and others"

Rose Schellinger

Hometown: Mastic, NY

Favorite farm chore: Harvesting

Favorite farm tool: The tractor
Favorite vegetable: String beans
Favorite flower: Lisianthus & wild flowers
Favorite insect: Bumble bee

Why I grow: "To share the land with my daughter"

Bella Schnee

Hometown(s): New Jersey, Buenos Aires, London

Favorite farm chore: Harvesting

Favorite farm tool: Pitchfork
Favorite vegetable: Garlic
Favorite flower: Queen Anne's Lace
Favorite insect: Bumble bee

Why I grow: "To build a more equitable world"

Jess Tonn

Hometown(s): Girard, KS, & Portsmouth, NH

Favorite farm chore: Hand weeding 

Favorite farm tool: My hands
Favorite vegetable: Cherry tomatoes
Favorite flower: Sunflower (see above, re: Kansas)
Favorite insect: Dragonfly

Why I grow: "Dirty fingernails + tired muscles = happy heart"

Frankie B. Vaughan

Hometown: East Hampton, NY

Favorite farm chore: Harvesting

Favorite farm tool: My hands
Favorite vegetable: Shishito peppers
Favorite flower: Nasturtium
Favorite insect: Baby praying mantis

Why I grow: "Trying something new"

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

As board members of Share the Harvest Farm, we all wear many hats and share a common dedication to unite our community in the interest of health and well-being. We invite everyone with interest in the same to join us!

John Malafronte

Co-Founder

Mariah Whitmore

Chair

Ira Bezoza

Co-Founder & Treasurer

Jane Baringer

Marjorie Hays

Max Plesset

Jesse Wellen

We are fortunate to have a growing network of support from our community, and recently several prominent leaders have joined our advisory board. Together, we look forward to expanding our charitable outreach.

ADVISORY BOARD

Loretta Davis

Executive Director, The Retreat

Harvey Horowitz, Esq. ז״ל

Mintz & Gold LLC.

Jeff Pennington

Pennington Flowers

Deirdre Silver

Interior Designer

Mark Smith

CEO, Honest Man restaurants

Jennifer Taylor

Vice President and Executive Director for Education and Programs, Wellness Foundation

Edwina von Gal

Landscape Designer and Founder, Perfect Earth Project

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