Meet Our Managing Farm Labor Teachers
Farmer Owner/Operator, Full Sun Farm
Vanessa Campbell and her husband Alex have been growing vegetables, cut flowers, and strawberries in the Asheville area since 1996. For most of that time, they have run the farm with the help of 1 – 4 seasonal apprentices. They strive to offer their apprentices an educational experience while getting the work done on the farm and having fun. Vanessa was a board member of the Organic Growers School from 2010 – 2017. She uses natural growing methods on their 4-6 acres of production and she sells her produce and cutflowers at two farmers markets and through a small CSA.
Farmer Owner/Operator, Green Toe Ground
Nicole DelCogliano is the OGS Farmer Programs Coordinator. She and her husband Gaelan began their farm Green Toe Groun, a diversified organic farm in Celo, NC over 16 years ago. They’ve grown the farm over the years, and now manage 16 acres of diversified organic and biodynamic produce and livestock, train farm apprentices each year, and raise their two girls. Originally from NY, she has farmed and worked in education in NC for the last 20 years. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology from State University at New Paltz in New York, and has a Masters in Sustainability from the Center for Appalachian Studies in Boone, NC.
Farmer Owner/Operator, Beacon Village
Danielle owns and operates Beacon Village Farm with her husband Mike. Equipped with more than a decade of agricultural experience and education, the pair has been growing produce for the local community on land in Black Mountain and Old Fort since 2012. Mike and Danielle are dedicated to growing high-quality annual vegetables, while cultivating a viable farm operation where the couple is able to teach their two sons, Coen and Max to grow, learn and live sustainably. By participating in the New Sprout Network Grower program which sells organic produce to regional wholesale markets, Beacon Village Farm has been able to expand from one sustainably grown acre in production in 2014 to over thirty certified organic acres in production in 2017!
If you have any questions about this program, please contact Nicole, Farmer Programs Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OGS Farmer Programs are made possible by our farmer network and funding in part by Carolina Farm Credit, Community Foundation of WNC, CLIF Bar Family Foundation, French Broad Food Co-op, New Belgium Brewing, Organic Valley - Farmers Advocating for Organic Farming, Simply Organic 1%, and by the USDA-NIFA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program, Grant #2016-70017-25341. Read more about Farmer Programs' Funding Partners here.