THE FARMERS

CHAD ANDERSON

Owner & Farm Manager

Running long distance and digging large holes are two of Chad’s favorite pastimes. He studied business at Baylor and farmed in Uganda and for Groundswell before starting Green Wagon in 2010. Chad dreams in perennials, black walnut forests, and teams of oxen. Work is his love language, and the potato is his spirit vegetable.

HEATHER ANDERSON

Owner, Farm & Market Manager

Heather is a woman of force and of fine art. She is a mother of four small farmers, as well as the resident farm chef, market master, and co-head hauncho. She holds a degree in culinary excellence from the Secchia Institute. Her spirit vegetable is the Shishito Pepper.

KAITIE BELMORE

Farmhand

LESLEY BOS

Farmers Market Crew

JODIE CHILCOTE

Harvest & Wholesale Manager

As Harvest Manager, Jodie describes the Sunday blues as a distant memory thanks to the opportunity of working outside with fresh veggies and a fun group of hard-working people. After studying Art (specifically printmaking) at Spring Arbor University, followed by Kendall College of Art and Design, she’s grateful to be able to continue to use her creative skills both on the farm and in her kitchen. One of her favorite vegetables to cook with are sweet potatoes, which she’s also happy to refer to as her spirit vegetable.

JULIE DEKRAKER

Assistant Field Manager

RHIANNON FARRELL

Assistant Harvest Manager

ASHLEY FOX

Farmers Market Crew 

Ashley is a part of our Saturday Market Crew at Fulton Street Farmers Market. She shares sentiments with George Whitman, who said that "all the world is my school and all humanity is my teacher.” While holding 3 degrees and working full-time at Grand Rapids Community College in Student Life, she also loves being outdoors, roaming near and far, trail running, hiking, bird watching, camping, biking, sun bathing, reading, resting and collecting natural objects. If you want to get technical, you could say her spirit vegetable is the cucumber, but really it’s the Dill Pickle in the cucumber’s finished form.

BETH GANTZ

Farmhand, Farmers Market Crew & Social Media Coordinator

Working as a farmhand provides Beth with a wealth of knowledge that she's able to pass on to customers while also working at Fulton St. Farmers Market on Saturdays. To add on to these two important roles, she also manages the social media for the farm. Beth grew up in Greenville, MI, briefly attended Iowa State, and ended up getting most of her education at local restaurants right here in Grand Rapids. Her favorite activity is making pie, and her spirit vegetable is Cilantro.

KEVIN LEEP

CSA Pickup Coordinator & Delivery Driver

SAVANA HARRISON

Farmhand

Born and raised in Grand Rapids, Savana graduated from Godwin Heights High School in 2021, and has since spent time volunteering with AmeriCorps NCCC and traveling across the US. Aside from spending the 2022 season with her hands in the dirt as a full-time farmhand, she loves going on road trips, watching movies, and visiting local music venues in her free time. Her favorite food is pizza, and her spirit vegetable is the Lunchbox Pepper.

REBECCA HENDERSON

CSA Manager

Growing up in Rochester, NY and spending 8 years enjoying the Bay Area of California, Rebecca landed herself in the mitten state in 2018 and is happy to call it home. Rebecca started out at Green Wagon in 2018 as a farmhand and has held many roles since then. She currently manages our ever-evolving CSA program and finds sincere joy in building relationships with our CSA members. Aside from her constant interest in the local food community, Rebecca loves to travel (near and far), and her spirit vegetable is the Red Beet.

HARRISON MCILHARGEY

Assistant Field Manager

His third season working at Green Wagon, fourth season working on small organic farms, and first season working on a farm with a mullet. This year, Harrison is excited for the opportunity to convert a couple of the field sections to a low-till/no-till operation at Green Wagon. When not toiling on the farm, he loves to spend his time working on visual art, riding bikes with friends, eating corn dogs, pressing flowers, and hanging out at the skatepark.

  

EMMA NICOLAS

MAIA PETERSON

Lunch Prep & Farmhand

ZACHARY PISCIOTTA

Greenhouse & Wash Pack Manager

Former Executive Chef of Reserve Wine & Food and graduate of Secchia Institute of Culinary Arts, Zach has worked in kitchens since he was 17. Increasingly obsessed with food, Zach is a year-round Harvest Manager and resident farm-dinner coordinator. Besides food, he enjoys pinball, coffee, and time with his fiance and dog. Zach’s spirit vegetable is the Fiddlehead Fern.

CARLY ROACH

Farmers Market Crew

MEGHAN SCANLON

Farmhand

Volleyball coach by day and farmer by morning, Meghan came on as a farmhand in 2021 to pursue her love for growing nutritious, organic food. Born and raised in Grand Rapids, she attended Grand Valley State and graduated with a degree in Medical Laboratory Science. Her career path has led her to many places but her passion lies in farming and being outdoors. Her spirit vegetable is the Yukon Gold Potato.  

LYNDSEY SCHAB

Farmers Market Crew

Lyndsey is a member of the Saturday Fulton Street Farmers Market Crew. She will be going back to school in the fall to earn her master's degree in public health. Aside from enjoying the hustle and bustle of working at the farmers market, Lyndsey aspires to work with companies and farmers to increase accessibility to healthy, local foods for all members of the community. In her free time, she enjoys kickboxing, hiking, taking her dog (and cat) on walks, and spending time at her family's cabin up north. Since it is both her favorite color and food, her spirit vegetable is the Purple Potato.

OLIVIA SEEVERS

CALEB TACOMA

Field Manager

Caleb is a working-member-turned-employee who studied sculpture at Grand Valley State University. Equal part strategic and creative, Caleb brings his vision for function and form to the farm as Field Manager. When he's not organizing a multi-year crop rotation, Caleb can be found roasting coffee, riding his bike or making hot sauce. His spirit vegetable is the Patty Pan Squash.

DANA WILLIAMS

Farmhand