OUR TEAM

 

TRACY HAYHURST CHEF + COMMUNITY OUTREACH LIAISON Tracy chefs Saturday’s Farm Plate Special and Sunday’s Plant Based Brunch. And, as our community outreach liaison, she cultivates relationships with our farm partners and creates hands on workshops as varied as foraging wild food, open campfire cooking and preserving jams and pickles. Co-founder and owner of Chubby Bunny Farm, among the community’s first CSAs, Tracy brings with her extensive farming experience a deep devotion to land, with a bit of fairy dust – garnered as a graduate of Ireland’s Ballymaloe Cookery School – in the kitchen.  

 
 

BRANDON SCIMECA CHEF + DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION Brandon chefs Taco Thursdays and educates through his Inspirational Dinners. In addition to his culinary work, Brandon dedicates his time as director of education for our venture, strategizing plans for awareness of land magic, with a special focus on youth - through taste education and edible school gardens. A CIA graduate and former executive chef at Morgan’s at the Interlaken Inn - and having shared his culinary wizardry in such luminary kitchens as Chez Panisse, Oliveto and Bacchanalia - Brandon joins plantin' seeds out of sheer and indomitable dedication to land and family. 

 
 

JULIET SCIMECA | DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL MEDIA Juliet's smart, graceful style has been designing our media since the first day we opened. Married to Brandon, she's got direct insight into day-to-day operations with dining and events, and she makes sure readers know what's coming up. Photos and beautiful graphics feature much-anticipated menu specifics and profiles of local farms. When it comes to farm-to-table news and media, she connects our audiences to a relevant thread of important events of note. As a busy mother, Juliet weaves an artistic and loving cocoon - we're very lucky to have her with us.

ROBIN ZITTER | HORTICULTURE

DAN WOLFE | HORTICULTURE + KEEPER OF GROUNDS

TOBI WOLFE | PROPERTY MANAGER

CHRISTINE SARACENO | HORTICULTURE + EDUCATION

ERIC ZINKE | BEEKEEPER

JOHN FUCHS | BUILDER OF GARDENS, BRIDGES AND CORDUROY WALKWAYS

BILL DE VRIES | SOLAR THERMAL HOOP HOUSE PROJECT

DAYLA ZIEGLER | GREENAGERS INTERN + FARMER'S MARKET