Jessie came to work at JSF this season with the goals of having a great time, learning about growing vegetables, and working hard. She has been an amazing force for the harvest crew, and keeps everyone smiling even through the heat and rain.
Hey there! My name is Jessie and this is my first summer working on a farm.
I became interested in farming as soon as I moved to Vermont. Before moving to the Green Mountains, I lived in Gunnison Colorado where I studied psychology. I quickly adapted to my surroundings out west, challenging myself on the snowboard in the back bowls of Crested Butte mountain, and learning more about my love for snow sports and the mountains. Living out west was quite a ride but eventually the east coast began to call my name again and so I moved back to be closer to family.
I’ve always loved the idea of living in Vermont and luckily landed a job teaching adaptive skiing at Smugglers Notch a couple of winters ago. Thinking I would just stay here for one winter season, I still haven’t left, and have fallen in love with exploring everything about this state. I wanted to be a part of the Vermont farm lifestyle, and voila! JSF took me under their wing and I’ve acquired lots of facts, tricks and great memories from working on an organic vegetable farm.
Each day at the farm is filled with new challenges and opportunities to work smarter and stronger. While harvesting veggies out in the field, I’ve learned to move my body quickly and efficiently under harsh heat, rain, and time crunches. (It’s been a great way to stay in shape for skiing!). I love learned about each vegetable’s personality, starting from when they go into the ground to the harvest days. It’s a great feeling to look back on the rows of vegetables and see how much you’ve accomplished. Much like hiking a gnarly trail up a mountain and looking out over the ridge lines to see how far you’ve come.