We are David Plescia and Kayta Brady. We met as apprentices at Caretaker Farm in Williamstown, MA in 2012 and have been farming together ever since.
Kayta grew up in Columbia, Missouri. She worked and WWOOFed on several farms in the United States and Germany and ran a small bakery in Williamstown, MA before apprenticing at Caretaker in 2012.
David grew up in the Santa Clara Valley climbing on fruit trees and playing roller hockey. He got his start farming on a biodynamic CSA in Patagonia, Argentina.
Caretaker Farm inspired us. Neighbors met and mingled on the farm each week as the seasons turned. Their growing practices improved soil organic matter at an amazing rate. We've been looking for the chance to build a farm like it ever since.
We moved to Sebastopol in 2013 to farm with draft-horses at New Family Farm. David spent 3 seasons at New Family Farm while Kayta founded the farm at Russian River Vineyards in Forestville.
We began talking with our friends at Green Valley Farm + Mill in the spring of 2016 and the seed of Green Valley Community Farm sprouted.
Our mission is to nourish this community while modeling a socially and ecologically sustainable food future. We are joined in this effort each year by hard working employees, volunteers, collaborators and our CSA members!