Our Vermont Team
The Harlow Farmstand in Westminster has a great dedicated team who know their flowers, cheeses, and vegetables!
Owner and manager, Dan Harlow:
During the spring and early summer, you can always find Dee Morse in the greenhouse, starting the annual, perennial and vegetable plants, watering, and keeping it all looking fabulous. You’ll also find her helping customers in the stand, designing displays, and making beautiful Christmas wreaths. When she’s not at the stand, she’s often doing something that involves nature and the great outdoors.
Dee moved to Westminster from Williamsburg, Virginia, in 1997 with her two sons, and ran her own business with water plants such as lotuses and exotic water lilies, fish, and pond supplies. She has worked at Harlow Farmstand for nine years.
Kim Sullivan works hard to harvest, prepare, and market the amazing plethora of vegetables at Harlow Farmstand. She’s starting her fifth year at the stand; before that, she spent 13 years as the produce manager at the Putney Co-op. She also juggled many hats for a while at a cozy co-op in Damariscotta, Maine.
When she’s not at the farm, Kim is usually involved in some avenue of mindful activity involving the body, teaching or taking classes, to remind her of the power of movement with intention and gratitude.
Brandon Allen has over thirteen years’ experience at Harlow Farm focusing on soil nutrition management, tractor work, mechanical harvesting, and asset management. A lifelong farmer, Brandon brings a strategic mindset and work ethic to overcome challenges and see a complex farm business thrive. In addition to equipment and harvesting, he oversees the beefalo, chickens, and seasonal turkeys.
Evan Harlow grew up working on the family farm. As the size and complexity of the farm has increased, Evan has concentrated on providing back office support, managing payroll and human resource management, in addition to supporting crew management and tractor work.
Kai Ladd-Griffin is a skilled mechanic trained in diesel, gasoline, and welding as well as a general understanding of electronics and construction. Kai is skilled in using a variety of tools and equipment. He oversees the mechanical repairs and maintenance of equipment as well as acting as the business’s property manager and asset manager.
Matt Tomberg is a senior manager focused on root crops, high tractor work, and crew leadership. Matt has an education in ecology and environmental science and brings that knowledge to soil nutrition and plant care. He leads our food safety efforts.
Cory Walker is the principal grower and production leader. An experienced farmer who has owned and operated his own business for many years, Cory joined Harlow Farm to lead the overall production. He focuses on crew leadership and prioritization of tasks. Cory is the day-to-day leader for farm activities.
You can find Amanda Martin cultivating on a Kubota, watering in a greenhouse, or making jam or salsa in the farm kitchen. In fact, you can find her anywhere on Harlow Farm–she can do just about anything!
Mike Peckham, Harlow Farm’s specialty crops manager, arrived in the state in January 2015—his New Year’s resolution was to move to Vermont. “It was the only New Year’s resolution I ever kept,” he said.
Mike grew up in Providence, Rhode Island, and after time in the Army, college, corporate America, and with a fire department, he came to Vermont and taught snowboarding at Okemo before getting a job at Harlow Farm in May 2015. He had no farm experience, but caught on fast.
His job is to grow all the non-wholesale crops that Harlow Farm raises for Harlow Farmstand, the Bellows Falls Farmers Market, the CSA, and Harlow’s Vermont Farmstand at the Boston Public Market.
Marcus King is Harlow Farm’s longest-running employee, working at the farm for 33 years.
Tracy Lake is a dedicated member of the farm staff, employing his mechanical and construction skills to assist when needed on the farm. Since 2013 he has been the farm’s full time truck driver assisting with Harlow Farm direct sales but also the local aggregation services which Harlow Farm coordinates: Windham Farm and Food and Monadnock Menus.
Amanda Martin started at the farm in 2011 and now has many responsibilities including: filling trays, seeding watering, fertilizing, transplanting vegetables in the field, weeding, cultivating on a tractor, and harvesting. During the winter, she has helped develop our farm kitchen. That includes processing vegetables and fruit, canning jam, salsa, dilly beans–anything we can process, we do. She was born in Bellows Falls, Vermont and is the second of five children. “I have two amazing sons,” Amanda says. “Growing up I quickly understood the importance of hard work and the respect it deserves. I get enjoyment out of seeing the vegetables grow and knowing I had a hand in the whole process. Being outdoors and having a huge variety of things that I can do is why I love farming.”