The 2019 CREW
Andy Deller has become an integral part of farm operations in the past year. He showed up to help up plant potatoes in the spring of 2012, and has stuck with us ever since! You've never met a nicer or more meticulous guy. He has taken on all types of responsibilities, including being our premier irrigation guy, and the go-to maintenance man. He also has a habit of running between tasks, especially in the summer when we're really busy! If you recognize Andy, it might be because he is the keyboardist for Lucid. Andy is also a fantastic piano teacher. He lives in Plattsburgh, NY with his wife Mel and their 4 nieces and nephews.
Josh Taylor is about the sixth generation born and raised right here in Keeseville, NY, coming from a family of tradesmen. If he’s not working or splitting firewood at his own house, you can probably find him riding his motorcycle in the nice months. He came to the Crow from time to time to pick up some veggies and always thought it was an incredible environment filled with amazing people who were doing what they loved. In the fall of 2017, he decided to work at the Crow to see what this place was all about. He worked all winter, then decided to venture out and work elsewhere. Something kept drawing him back here though, and he decided to return to the farm again in the fall of 2018. He’s stuck through another long winter here, and now we’re looking forward to having him for a whole season. Josh told us, he “wants to be a part of something that is so important to this world, providing exceptional food to people and to keep this farming trend going."
Meet Peggy, our lovely and talented crew mother that we are lucky enough to call family. Peggy came to work with us in 2015, and has proven to be an irreplaceable asset to our team. Peggy is originally from Jamaica, but her husband John is a manager at a north country apple orchard, so she has been visiting the states for years. She is a grounding force for all of us here at the Crow, and she never stops impressing us with her endurance, work-ethic, and kindness to all living things. She can also balance full bins of vegetables on her head! Peggy cooks traditional Jamaican food for us every Friday; fried chicken, jerk chicken, curried goat, festivals, potato salad, dumplings... the works! If you are lucky enough to meet Peg, take a minute to get to know her, you'll be glad you did!