Catarina Mahoney — Dairy Manager
Catarina was raised for her first 18 years in Dresden which is in eastern part of Germany. Currently, her responsibility is to keep up with the every-day milk flow (sometimes overwhelming) and make cheese. Catarina also helps with the CSA program and as if that wasn’t enough in her spare time, she keeps the family and staff well fed.
Luke Mahoney – General Farm Manager
Luke is currently responsible for the management of 40 dairy cows, field cropping and overseeing the financial parts and the farm building site.
The Mahoney Boys — Farmhands
Oliver born in St. Petersburg and is 9 years old; Emanuel born in Germany and is 6 years old and David born in NH is 2 years old. The Mahoney boys are definitely enjoying the lively life on the farm. Oliver gets excited about anything that happens new on the farm; Emanuel loves to help with the hard work and David really likes to visit all the farm animals.
Josh and Amy Payne — Farmers
Josh and Amy Payne and their children Jakob (7) and Lily (4) moved to Canterbury from the Montrose area in Susquehanna County PA this past February.
Josh grew up on a dairy farm before joining the Air Force after high school. Josh was an agricultural equipment mechanic and diesel mechanic before deciding to get back to his root,s and get back in to the Ag field.
Amy was raised on a dairy farm for part of her childhood, she then went to college and received a degree in Environmental Geography. She had worked as a land use planner for Susquehanna County, before deciding to stay at home after having Jakob and Lily.
They both recently left work on a conventional dairy farm for the opportunity to work at Brookford. Josh is the Assistant Herdsman/Mechanic at Brookford. His days consist of making sure the cows and pigs are happy and healthy, maintaining and fixing the agricultural equipment, and planting and harvesting the fields. Amy assists in the office, maintains the farm store, and will be giving educational tours of the farm in the Spring, Summer, and Fall. Jakob and Lily feel right at home on the farm, and enjoy playing with the Mahoney boys.
Thomas Whelton — Bookkeeper
Tom came to the Farm as a volunteer in July 2010 to improve his skills in the garden and learn more about Farming. Soon after Tom joined us part time, and by January 2011 he traded his pitchfork for a desk job in the Farm office. Tom currently handles our office accounting and bookkeeping, wholesale accounts, assists in organizing the CSA and customer communications. Though most of his work is now indoors Tom is always eager to get outside lend a hand with the animals or Farm store.
Jason McCarthy – Head Grower
Five years vegetable growing experience with the last three at a 250 member CSA south of Boston which he managed fully. Jason has a great interest in extending the “green” part of the growing season earlier into the spring and much later into the fall/winter. Jason has begun erecting two 30′ X 96′ greenhouses which will be dedicated to greens production in the winter months.
Chris Meiser — Sales Manager
Chris has spent most of his adult life either working on farms or working for various marketing firms on Long Island in NY. Brookford Farm is his first attempt to combine those two fields. In his first month alone we have witnessed increased sales, but way more importantly the telephone is actually being answered.
Nigel Coco — Construction
Nigel worked for the last ten years in the construction field as a carpenter. As the economy dried up, work has just become to inconsistent for him. Well, we’ll take care of that. Plenty of work and carpentry projects at Brookford. Nigel will be also tending to the pastured poultry, and learning how to make cheddar and cottage cheese.
Patrick Gale — Delivery
Patrick has been with us for 2 years, but has made a very important shift out of the milk room and into the delivery truck. Brookford Farm delivery is becoming ever more complex as we often merge all our marketing channels (CSA, wholesale, farmers market) onto one truck. Hats off to Patrick.
Marie Mukabera — Dairy
Marie lives with her family in Concord. Moving from Burundi,only six months ago Marie has come along way with her English and plays a pivotal role in the Creamery. We all get a chance to brush up on our French as well.
Josh Thomas — Dairy
Josh comes from the school of hard-knox, and continues his education here at Brookford. He has gotten the crash course with virtually all that he has learned. Playing a special role with both the cows and the creamery, Josh serves as a bridge between the two work areas.