FARM STAFF

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

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Whitney Beaman

Hometown: Buffalo, NY

Favorite farm chore: Watering

Favorite farm tool: Bushel basket
Favorite vegetable: Sugar snap peas
Favorite flower: Cherry blossom
Favorite insect: Earthworm

Why I grow: "Food tastes better when it's fresh"

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Justine Giordano

Hometown(s): Brooklyn, NY

Favorite farm chore: Planting

Favorite farm tool: My hands
Favorite vegetable: Eggplant
Favorite flower: Gardenia
Favorite insect: Butterfly

Why I grow: "Cleanest food comes directly from dirt!"

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Jess Tonn

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

Favorite farm chore: Hand weeding 

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

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

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

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Mariah Whitmore

Chair

Ira Bezoza

Co-Founder & Treasurer

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Marjorie Hays

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Max Plesset

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Jesse Wellen

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OUR FOUNDER

John Malafronte

1933-2021

Every farm has a founder, many farms have boards of directors, but no other farm will ever have a John. During the farm’s early days, John could be found in the fields on his hands and knees seven days a week, or making countless food pantry deliveries in the back of his own vehicle. He was the driving force behind our fundraising efforts, our mission’s most passionate advocate, and the person who always encouraged us to do more, to do it better, and to help feed as many people as possible. His energy was contagious and his vision was simple: that everyone in our community should have access to fresh, nutritious food.

ADVISORY BOARD

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.

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