MEET OUR TEAM
ERIC HARVEY- GENERAL FARM MANAGER & VEGETABLE PRODUCTION
Eric is a native of Portland, Oregon and grew up appreciating the culinary abundance of the northwest. A graduate of Middlebury College in Vermont, he was steeped in international concerns around climate change, land-use and ecology. An internship at Caromont Farms in Virgina helped make the connection between his interests in the environment and the table. His experience includes two seasons learning the in's and out's of intensive vegetable growing from Eliot Coleman and Barbara Damrosch, and years in Portland, OR growing for some of the most innovative chefs in the country. A farmer who loves to cook, he is currently excited about potatoes, winter squash and chicories.
ARTHUR SILLER - FIELD MANAGER
Arriving daily from Connecticut, Arthur loves to take care of vegetables and find good homes for them. He has a background in agronomy, farming, and pickling and brings these passions to Shekomeko. When not working, Arthur enjoys playing with his daughter, Tzuf, and doing little projects. If forced to choose, he might choose cabbage.
SAM HYERS - FARM CREW, PROPAGATION
Originally from New Jersey, Sam has been living in the Hudson Valley for the past seven years and enjoys being a part of the growing food and farming community. Sam began working at Shekomeko in 2016 as a farm crew member, and has taken on leading propagation and microgreen production. Sam especially enjoys working in the greenhouses, and is excited to see the farm continue to expand and develop.
ARELLA HORDYK - farm crew, harvest
Arella has spent her last five seasons working on farms across the States and Canada, arriving in the Hudson Valley last spring. This year, she's excited about growing alliums and herbs and is cooking up lots of delicious tomato sauce.