the farmers

Meet our Farmers

 
 

Andrea

first began farming at Green String Farm in Petaluma, California, after graduating from Tufts University with a degree in Environmental Economics. Under the guidance of farmer Bob Cannard, she learned the fundamentals of “beyond sustainable” agriculture, which have guided her journey as a farmer.

After her formative time with Green String Farm, she moved to Georgia, where she worked as an apprentice at Cane Creek Farm and then joined Global Growers Network as Farm Operations Coordinator.

With the experience and knowledge gained from these two operations, she started Little Leaf Farm in 2013, growing microgreens and specialty vegetables for local restaurants. Andrea’s background in soil science, enthusiasm for cover crops, and experience with microgreen production have helped shape Aluma Farm as it has grown.

 

Andy

fell in love with farming and the fresh veggies that came with it while apprenticing at Serenbe Farm during his summer breaks from law school at Georgia State.

After a few years of practicing law by day and gardening by night, he decided to take the plunge into organic agriculture and moved to Massachusetts where he worked at Waltham Fields Farm and as assistant manager at Hutchins Farm.

Upon returning to Atlanta, he started Andy’s Farm growing and selling a wide array of vegetables at farmers markets. Shortly thereafter, he became world famous (at least to Andrea) for growing the tallest okra known to mankind! Andy’s background in high-volume vegetable production along with his commitment to organics and community help keep Aluma Farm thriving.

 

Andy and Andrea teamed up in late 2014 to start Aluma Farm after working for a season side by side growing their own operations and skills at Global Growers’ Bamboo Creek Farm.

They opened Aluma Farm in 2016 and haven't looked back since.

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