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.
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.
Farmers Market Crew
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.
Wash Station & Wholesale Manager
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.
CSA Pickup Coordinator & Delivery Driver
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.
Lunch Prep & Farmhand
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.
Assistant Field Manager
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.