MEET THE FARMERS
Farmer & Baker
When she's not bunching carrots or harvesting edible flowers, she's probably baking bread or making ice cream. Melissa has been immersed in the food scene for over a decade. As the former executive pastry chef of Ellie's and Gracie's in Providence, Melissa has proudly created sweets using New England's bounty, often growing and foraging for her ingredients. It has been her life goal to connect further with the ingredients she works with by starting a farm. Melissa takes great care of our apiary and loves to talk about her bees.
Jordan fell in love with the seasons as she helped her parents grow a vegetable garden as a young child. This abundant source of fresh fruits and vegetables inspired her to pursue a career as a chef. She worked in the industry at restaurants in the Providence, RI area for many years until she left to seek a deeper connection to the food system. The beginning of Moonrose Farm marks the beginning of a dream for Jordan & Melissa to use their culinary and agricultural skills to provide wholesome food for our community. Jordan leads our floral design team as well as manages field production. Her favorite crops to grow are cut flowers and has a major appreciation for giant vegetables.
Farmer in Training
Violet is the newest member of the farm team and is head of quality control. She loves watching the chickens, tasting the veggies in the field, and watching her moms on the tractor.
Emily is the backbone of Moonrose! She oversees all of the day-to-day operations at the farm, from seed to harvest. She manages our Cranston CSA program and field production and takes care of our chickens. Anyone who knows Emily knows she is a ray of sunshine! 2023 will be Emily's third season with us and we couldn't be more excited to work alongside her for another spectacular year.
Farm Hand & Floral Assistant
Erica helps us with many different tasks on the farm! Although she loves nearly every vegetable we grow on the farm, Erica has a special love for flowers. She helps us with flower seeding, growing, and maintenance as well as harvesting buckets and buckets of blooms. Her experience in art and design helps her create beautiful bouquets for the farm stand and CSA as well as unique arrangements for our wedding design program. Erica is also returning for her third season with us!
Jax is our retired mouse control officer. Throughout his career, he loved to patrol the gardens, and makes sure no smell goes undiscovered. You would probably find him doing tricks for a tasty carrot slice or taking a nap in the shade under the truck.
Head of Pest Control
Emmy Lou is our energetic and loyal field pup who spends her days hunting for rodents. Her favorite activities include chasing anything that moves, napping on a freshly prepped garden bed, and digging holes.