Mike has been living and working at the farm since his high school days. He began working with Charles Warner while he was studying at Northfield Mount Hermon School. He graduated from UMass in with a degree in Plant and Soil Sciences. Mike quickly engaged his farming dreams, buying the farm and running the Millstone Farm Store across the street in his early twenties. In his lifetime, he has seen Warner Farm transition from production of primarily potatoes and onion plants to a diversified model of vegetable and fruit production, a transition he takes great pride in. Today, he is encouraged by the increasing youthful interest in agriculture as a way of life, and is excited by new opportunities at the farm.
Other than Mike, no one knows Warner Farm better than Dave. He has spent every summer of his 23 years here at the farm. He grew up watching his father and Grandpa Warner farm this land and is happy to be continuing the family business as the tenth Generation of Warners to farm in the Pioneer Valley! Dave attended The College of Wooster and majored in Wildlife Biology. While he loves farming, his other passion is observing and studying wildlife. He spent the last year living in Montana and South Dakota working at Beartooth Nature Center and studying hawks in the Grand River National Grasslands. He was excited to discover a pair of bald eagles that nest on the edge of our farm!
I grew up on a farm of sorts in Michigan where my mom cultivated a large and beautiful garden and raised several varieties of chickens for fresh eggs. Down the road my Grandad grew an impressive organic garden where some of my favorite childhood memories were made picking strawberries and sugar snap peas with him. I attended the College of Wooster in Ohio and graduated in 2009 with a degree in Art History. I spent time living in coastal Maine and earned a certificate in professional photography. Aside from a passion for local foods and farming, my great interest is photography. I do documentary work and also plenty of weddings and portraits. You can see my work at www.sweetgrassweddings.com and www.jessmarsh.com. I have worked at a couple of organic farms over the years and am thrilled to be working at Warner Farm and providing people with delicious and sustainable food options!
Taylor Haas has been at Warner Farm since the age of 15. He is a Sunderland native, and a 2009 graduate of Frontier Regional School. He is now a Junior at the University of Rhode Island, where he studies Sociology and Philosophy. Taylor enjoys the wide range of job titles he can be held accountable for at the farm, and finds pleasure in spreading knowledge about the importance of eating fresh local food. On occasion you may see Taylor at the markets Warner Farm participates in, or at our CSA drop-off, but you're more likely to find him out in the fields on a tractor, or wholesaling our fresh picked veggies in the yard.