Our Farmers

Scott Franklin, Farm manager, Norwell Farms CSA

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As a kid in Princeton, MA, I used to help my mother grow alpine strawberries and cherry tomatoes in her garden. Fast forward a few years I found myself with a degree in environmental studies and plant and soil science from the University of Vermont. I moved to France to teach English in a high school in Brittany, and on weekends, I volunteered at Domaine Bio de Kerjean, a biodynamic goat farm in the countryside.  Proprietors Jean-Yves and Michèle spoke passionately about farming in harmony with nature while also sustaining their farm family economically and psychologically.  Their words were contagious and I knew that farming combined my love of food, working with my hands, and being outdoors.

Following my experiences herding the goats, I moved to Long Island to work as a farmer and market manager on Amagansett’s Balsam Farm.  For two seasons, I helped manage harvests on the eighty-acre farms five farmers markets and bustling farm stand and learned the business from the ground-up.  After a season of learning the ins-and-outs of being a large CSA farm at Siena Farms in Sudbury, MA, I decided to set out on my own and happily landed at Norwell Farms.  We are working to provide you the highest quality produce that’s always fresh and in season.

 

Seumas Trull, Assistant Farm Manager

photography by Neal Skorka

photography by Neal Skorka

Seumas comes from the Garden State and from a vibrant farming background. He has worked at several large-scale (100+ acres) farms before joining our team two years ago. During the start of his third season here, Seumas helped to create our 2017 crop plan and managed our bustling greenhouse during the spring months. He is the best employee a boss could ever ask for; his work ethic and positive attitude make him a joy to have on the farm every day.