Our Team

 
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FARMER, NORWELL FARMS CSA

Seumas Trull 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. 

 
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FARM DIRECTOR, NORWELL FARMS

Hilary Desmond is the Farm Director. She is responsible for the education programing, field trips, workshops, volunteers, farm to school programs and overall farm education initiative. Hilary hold a B.S. degree from Stanford University.  She has been involved in children's education programs since 1991.  She's lives in Norwell with her family and dogs, cats, fish, chickens & bees. 

 
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FARM EDUCATOR, NORWELL FARMS non-profit

Merrie Archer is the Farm Educator. She heads the Summer Program for children at the farm.  Merrie holds a Bachelors of Science in Equine Science with a minor in Dairy Cattle Management from the University of New Hampshire. Merrie lives in Marshfield with her dogs and chickens and hedgehog, Gertie. 

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS, NORWELL FARMS AND NORWELL FARMS CSA

The Board acts as liaison with the Town of Norwell for the overall operation of the Farm, most recently working to add more farming acreage and  requesting funding for educational programs.  The Board also secured non-profit status to enable our community to make tax-deductible contributions in support of the Farm.  If you have any questions about our Board, please contact Jessica Chase at jmchase4@gmail.com

  • Mari Creatini
  • Cara Gilmartin
  • Kristen Jervey
  • Joanne Randolph
  • Timothy Timmerman
  • DeeDee Tobias
  • Jessica Chase, Chair
  • Andrea Rodericks, Vice Chair
  • Sue Kirby, Treasurer
  • Jamie Parda, Clerk
  • Nikki Bartley
  • Anna Brown
     

People always ask our Board members how we got involved in the farm and what we do here.  Most of us began as volunteers in the fields or signed on to launch the non-profit after the Town Meeting vote.  It has been exciting to watch the farm grow from 1.6 to more than 14 acres.  We are proud to work alongside our farmers, our fellow board members and volunteers.  It is inspiring to watch that ah-ha moment that happens on the farm - when suddenly dirt under your fingernails starts to feel like a badge of honor or a freshly picked carrot can take your breath away.

We love to instill that same excitement and see it come to light when a member of the community embraces the farm as much as we do.  Norwell Farms, at our core, brings these two things together - food and community - and we celebrate both!

TOWN ADVISORS

  • Norwell Board of Selectmen
  • Norwell Historical Commission
  • Norwell Conservation Commission
  • Historic New England

AT LARGE BOARD OF DIRECTOR

  • Tania DiSciullo
  • Jeff Ganguly
  • Patty Hainer
  • Lori Hillstrand
  • Marybeth Shea
  • Sarah Baker
  • Kaela Curtis
  • Tricia DeGiulio