Farmers

Our team is made up of hard working farmers (mostly from New England) who share an common goal of growing food that is healthy for both people and the environment.

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Chuck Currie

Chuck studied for two years at UMass Amherst before taking a sustainable agriculture course, visiting a small farm run by someone not much older than him, and instantly realizing he had wanted to be a farmer his entire life. After completing a B.S. in Plant, Soil, and Insect Science in 2005, he worked at Red Fire Farm in Granby, MA for three years before starting his own farm in Vermont. After four years farming in Vermont, Chuck moved back to Southeastern Massachusetts with the goal of providing equal access to good food in more urban communities, and to be closer to family and friends. He started Freedom Food Farm in 2012 in Johnston, RI and then moved the farm to Raynham, MA in 2014. 

Chuck manages the farm, grain production and our livestock. He has taught many workshops on organic, regenerative farming throughout New England.

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Douglas Higley

Doug studied at Johnson and Wales university in Rhode Island for a bachelors degree in culinary arts and leadership from 2007- 2011. He worked cooking in a professional kitchen for 10 years, and kept a close relationships with the farmers providing the food that makes cooking possible. He was most recently the sous chef at New Rivers restaurant in Providence, before deciding to see the other side of cooking and restaurants, the back bone of eating, the most important part, farming. He also has a strong passion and often forages for vegetables, herbs, and mushrooms around the New England area. Doug manages the market garden and kitchen production at Freedom Food Farm.

Read Doug’s ‘know your farmer’ interview here >

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Marie Kaziunas

Marie helps with farm management, holistic livestock care, and medicinal herb growing. She is the point person for our CSA and you can often find her tending the pyo gardens or in our farm store. She writes the farm newsletter, takes many of the farm photos and designed our website.

Being a part of a farm is an incredibly grounding and humbling experience. It has really helped me understand the impact of growing real food and why we need to support our farmers. Food brings people together and there is nothing like farm vegetables & herbs straight from the earth to inspire a shared meal.

Read Marie’s ‘know your farmer’ interview here >