With collectively over 20 years of farming under our belt, One Acre Farm is run by a team of farmers who care deeply about the environment, the vegetable bounty and the community of people we feed. One thing is certain, this farm would not be what it is today without the hardwork and dedication of every single team member, which is why we are equally dedicated to making sure each member of our team can live and support their families off of the work they do here.
During his senior year of college, Farmer Mike was looking for something constructive to do. He decided to volunteer at a local farm and loved it. After pursuing a career in film for a few years, the land kept calling to him. Farmer Mike returned to farming, working at One Straw Farm in White Hall, MD. (One Acre Farm’s name is actually an homage to his mentors at One Straw Farm!) Farmer Mike is an instrumental advocate for the farming community, focused on bringing people together to fortify the local food economy and system.
Farm Manager Charlotte
Charlotte started farming in 2016 and has spent seasons on various farms of different sizes and focuses (fruit, protein, flower, etc.) learning the trade. Charlotte has been at One Acre Farm since 2019 and manages the employee benefit produce program with Adventist Healthcare Group as well as the farm’s year-round CSA, including the farm’s newsletters and communications. Her quick smile and amiable personality welcome people at CSA pick-ups, hospital markets, and all farm events.
Oscar has been working with Farmer Mike since 2010. He supervises and leads the team with harvesting, ensuring that what you get in your bag each week is at the peak of freshness. Additionally, Oscar is the guy for finding a solution, whether it be the best way to set up water in the barn, or support the tomatoes with proper metal trellising stakes. Oscar is our go-to for a quick, creative solution to any obstacle that comes our way - and anyone who knows the world of farming, knows there are plenty of obstacles to overcome!
Estefany has been working at One Acre Farm since 2019. It’s hard for us to imagine what we did before she started! Estefany assists with the CSA bag packing process, making the entire assembly experience feel seamless to you (and us too). Like Oscar, Estefany is also a problem solver, coming up with creative solutions and communicating effectively with the rest of the team so CSA distribution days go smoothly.
Katherine started working at One Acre Farm in 2019, exactly one day before Estefany. Katherine is an analytical thinker and likes to approach problems like a puzzle. When the team transitioned from “grocery style” pick-up to bagged shares, Katherine was essential to keeping the system humming and finding solutions whenever we encountered a bump. She’s organized, thoughtful, and careful, making sure that we send out a quality product to our farm community.
Patty joined the farm team in 2020 and has been an amazing addition to the team. Her bubbly personality, big laugh, and jokes keep us laughing even on rainy days. Patty is basically the “Jane-of-all-trades” as she can be found either out in the fields harvesting with Oscar, or in the barn washing and preparing produce for the CSA bags, or, most impressively, spoiling us with her culinary talent. Her affectionate and wonderful cooking keeps us warm, well-fed, and nourished.
Stefan joined the team in 2021 and jumped right in, ready to work hard and do a good job. He's been fantastic helping the team with harvesting, field maintenance (Stefan is the farm's unofficial wheel-hoer, a tool you push through beds to weed), and keeping the farm organized. Most excitingly though, is that in 2021, Stefan launched the mushroom operation here at One Acre Farm. He is the mushroom farmer!