Our Team

 
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FARMER, NORWELL FARMS CSA

Scott Franklin is the farmer at Norwell Farms. Scott runs the for profit 15-acre diversified vegetable operation with 125-member CSA, farm stand, farmers markets and wholesale accounts.  Scott, his wife, his daughter, and their two dogs live in Marshfield.

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FARM DIRECTOR, NORWELL FARMS

Nikki Bartley is the Farm Director. Her role is to manage the nonprofit operations of Norwell Farms. Nikki was the founding Chair of the Board from 2010-2015. Nikki is also the farmer at Cross Street Flower Farm, a boutique farm growing specialty cut flowers. Nikki lives in Norwell with her husband and three young boys. 

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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. She also runs Farm Workshops, teen volunteer program and field trips to 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. 

Program & Outreach Director, Norwell farms non-profit

Hilary Desmond is the Program & Outreach Director. She is responsible for the programming of the Summer Program, field trips, workshops, volunteers, farm to school programs and overall farm education initiative. Hilary hold a Bachelor of Science 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. 

 

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

  • Susan Flaherty
  • Cara Gilmartin
  • Sarah Hines
  • Kristen Jervey
  • Jo Randolph
  • Jessica Chase, Chair           
  • Andrea Rodericks, Vice Chair
  • Anna Brown, Secretary
  • Sue Kirby, Treasurer
  • Nikki Bartley

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