Farm Staff

This is our farmer family at Chatfield...We are updating this page to reflect our new staff so check back real soon to see our new additions!

Josie Hart  - Manager of Farm Programs

 Josie is inspired to connect people with the farm, especially at CSA distributions and markets--which are like a weekly mini-celebration of fresh food and all the education programs Chatfield offers. From recipes to new tomato varieties to exotic herbs, all things grown at Chatfield contribute to a delicious season each time. Josie produces the flowers for the CSA share, markets and events held onsite. Beauty from nature is just as vital as food!

 

 

Royce Hale - Farm Education Coordinator
Royce owns and operates Guffarmery, an urban farm in Denver. He graduated from the Veterans to Farmers Program at Chatfield in 2017 and is now a full-time educator for our veterans and other students of farming. Royce also teaches workshops on homesteading topics such as fermentation, baking, and brewing. After teaching in public schools for many years, Royce’s diverse experience in the military, agriculture, and education is a perfect fit for our program.


 Head CSA Grower - Maddy Torraca Jones

Maddy is the new Head CSA Grower at Chatfield. Like her spirit vegetable, a carrot, Maddy prefers to spend most of her time in the dirt.  She has spent the last three seasons farming in Colorado at Cure Farm, Chatfield, and for her own small urban farm in Denver. Maddy loves sharing her excitement for growing and eating vegetables (especially the purple ones!) with volunteers, crew members, and CSA members. She is excited to work alongside the rest of the Chatfield team to continue utilizing sustainable practices and providing food to our amazing members and donation partners.  

 Chris Hiryak 
Chris is our new Head Farmer, focusing on the Market Garden production of the CSA and donation outreach efforts.