Ashley Brister – RTB’s Vegetable Agripreneur & Sole Proprietor of Ashley’s Produce
By mindfully growing, maintaining and harvesting the fruits and vegetables, she improves the soil and sustains the equilibrium of the ecosystem at RTB.
Ashley is a Massachusetts native, Ashley has been farming since 2004, working on diversified farming operations, most recently at a neighboring farm, Eva’s Garden, where she managed the production of specialty greens and herbs for sales to some of Boston’s finest restaurants. Other highlights from Ashley’s farming career include receiving a certificate in ecological horticulture from the Center For Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems at UCSC, Santa Cruz and helping to start an 80 member CSA vegetable farm, Rushton Farm, for the Willistown Conservation Trust in Newtown Square, PA. During the four years at Rushton Farm, she developed curriculum for a service-learning program for underserved youth living in Chester, PA.
As one of RTB’s agriprenuers, she has been managing the vegetable gardens for the past three growing seasons and is looking forward to expanding her operation in 2017. By mindfully growing, maintaining and harvesting the fruits and vegetables, she enriches the soils at RTB and helps to sustain the equilibrium of the ecosystem at the farm.
Ashley’s Produce is hiring a seasonal full-time apprentice grower for the 2017 season. Click here for the job description
Ashley’s CSA for 2017 is accepting new members. Please email her directly at- firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in signing up!