The 2016 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.
Kiana French has been working with us since early 2015. She is a SUNY Plattsburgh Environmental Studies graduate with a love of all things food-related. She is a self-proclaimed cat lady and is always the one to make sure the 3 farm cats are healthy, happy, and loved. Kiana comes from a family of guides and adventurers. Her dad has recently been accepted by National Geographic to make an expedition to Antarctica! No stranger to adventure herself, Kiana spent the winter in India and Nepal, where she met the Dalai Lama in person. She says it was one of the most magical experiences of her life. We are ecstatic to have her back for another season! Kiana will be working at the CSA pick-ups in Plattsburgh this season, so be sure to say "hi" when you see her in June.
Meet Peggy, our lovely and talented crew mother that we are luck 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!