The Farm Team
Roy and Hope Brubaker, with help from their four children and their families, farm apprentices, and local workers, have cared for and developed the farm into a widely diversified farm. 2012 marked a solid commitment to the next generation of the farm with the newly formed partnership between Roy and his daughter, Debra.
Village Acre Farm has been my home since I was 8 months old. I'm the youngest child of Roy and Hope Brubaker and spent many summers of my childhood picking strawberries, weeding beans, tossing watermelons, and splashing in the creek. I worked on the farm during summers of my high school and college years and then moved to New Mexico where I managed a non-profit urban farm for 7 years. The summer of 2011 marked my return to Village Acres, and the coming 2012 year starts a new chapter for me as I step into a co-manager role alongside my father. I live on the farm with my own family now and I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to make my career doing what I love on the land that I love.
Adam apprenticed for the farm for many years and now heads up greenhouse management.
Steve and Marsha Freed live at Village Acres full-time. Steve spends his days caring for the livestock on the farm and helping with harvesting. Marsha works part-time on th farm and helps in the FoodShed and with CSA prep. Steve and Marsha also foster seeing-eye dogs in training.
Will has apprenticed for the farm for many years.
Debra's partner, Hannah, works off-farm for the Pennsylvania Farmers Union, but helps out with chickens, eggs, and marketing of the farm whenever possible.