Photo by Emily Curtis-Murphy Photo by Shab Sadr
Emily Curtis-Murphy grew up in urban and suburban Massachusetts, and began farming as a nine year old at Camp Betsey Cox in Pittsford, Vermont. Her Quaker education and activist parents fostered a strong interest in working for social justice and ecological responsibility. Emily studied art at Pitzer College and at the University of California at Berkeley. After her move to Vermont in 2003, Emily worked as a cook and staff artist at The Vermont Studio Center in Johnson. She learned about organic farming working at River Berry Farm, Foote Brook Farm, and Butterworks Farm, through courses and workshops organized by NOFA-VT and UVM Extension, and thanks to the generosity of many Vermont farmers in sharing their knowledge.
Matt Yetman is from Southborough, Massachusetts, where he learned to fix and build things from his dad and his friends. He graduated from the machine shop program at Assabet Valley Regional Vocational High School before embarking on a series of adventures, tours, and shenanigans which landed him in Johnson, Vermont in 1999. Matt has worked at Foote Brook Farm, Pete's Greens, and Dog River Farm. Matt is tooled up as a mobile farm mechanic and is available to work on machinery and equipment in the field or in your shop.
Emily, Matt, and their sons Odin and Ellery farm on leased land in East Calais, Vermont.