The Farm Team
Marjie Findlay and Geoff Freeman purchased the farm in 2010 with the intention of keeping its land in agricultural production and restoring the farm as a place where people can connect with land, their food, and their farmer. Marjie has an interest in sustainable agriculture and farm-based education, and is committed to increasing access to healthy food. She can frequently be seen with the field crew or leading a hunt for tomato horn worms. Geoff is a retired architect of college and university libraries, and is now having an absolute blast designing structures like mobile chicken coops, our timber-frame farm stand, and our many ongoing historic barn improvements.
Andrew, Farm Manager, grew up in Newton, MA and studied English at UMass, Amherst where he met his wife, Diana. After working in market research, Andrew learned about how much positive impact sustainable farming can have on the environment and decided to shift his career path to farming in 1999. Prior to joining Clark Farm as Farm Manager in 2011, he spent over 13 years gaining farming and management experience at various farms in the New England region, including Stearns Farm, Siena Farms, and most recently, Green Meadows Farm. With his knowledge of farming and passion for organics, Andrew has given new life to Clark Farm.
Frank, Project Manager, is an extraordinary finish carpenter and builder of all things. After managing a variety of construction projects in the area for over 30 years, Frank has organized and directed all of the building-related changes involved in Clark Farm's rejuvenation. Together with Geoff, and a great team of subcontractors, Frank completed the renovations of the historic 1850 barn, CSA room and farmhouse, constructed the mobile chicken coops, and managed the building of our new farm stand. We all say we'd be lost without him.
Kristen, Farm Stand Manager, grew up in Kentucky but has always felt that New England is her real home. Determined to learn more about food and farming, she first joined Clark Farm's field crew in 2013, began managing the CSA in 2014, and jumped in with both feet managing the farm stand during its first season in 2015. Before the farm, she worked for an asset manager on Boston's North Shore, and a clean tech startup in San Francisco. She and her husband, Charley, are now proud Carlisleans. Kristen has a passion for empowering consumers to vote with their wallets to spur real change in our food system.