Ashley Brister – RTB’s Vegetable Agripreneur & Sole Proprietor of Ashley’s Produce
As one of RTB’s agriprenuers, Ashley has been managing the vegetable gardens for the past three growing seasons and is looking forward to expanding her operation in 2018. By mindfully growing, maintaining and harvesting her produce, she enriches the soils at RTB, and helps to sustain the equilibrium of the ecosystem at the farm.
Ashley is a Massachusetts native and has been farming since 2004. She has worked 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 her four years at Rushton Farm, Ashley developed curriculum for a service-learning program for underserved youth living in Chester, PA.
Ashley’s CSA for 2018 is accepting new members. Click Here for the full brochure and sign up form. Please email her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in signing up!