Tracie Loock started the farm in 1999 while studying Environmental Horticulture at UNH in her pursuit to follow her passion of growing food in a sustainable way for the community. There’s more information on the about page to find out how the farm got to where it is today! What Tracie loves most is being with her husband Dave and her baby boy Pierce. She also enjoys cooking, working on projects, and relaxing with Dave and Pierce, visiting or hiking with her sister Korie, brother in law Erik and niece Sylvie, swimming at Laurel Lake or Rockwood Pond, biking, hiking, contra dancing or seeing live music.
Kristen Wilson is the Farm Manager for Tracie’s Community Farm and it is her 6th season with the farm. Kristen is from Bow, NH and majored in Creative Prose Writing at Bates College in Maine. After college she taught preschool and kindergarten for three years in Seattle. She and her wife, Sarah Wilson, left Seattle to drive cross-country and WWOOF for four months on a farm in Maine and four months on a farm in Hawaii. They arrived at Tracie’s in the spring of 2011 and haven’t left since! Kristen also works for Monadnock Family Services as a mentor for their Kid’s InSHAPE program. Through a partnership with the Monadnock Conservancy, she recently founded the program Kid’s Connect! Fun on the Farm with her sister Laura Fries. It is an educational program that brings kids from different socio-economic backgrounds to the farm in order to learn about growing and eating local food. Kristen is also the head coach of the Franklin Pierce women’s rugby team. She is the proud Mama of twins Penelope and Maxwell born November 8, 2014.
CSA and Business Manager:
Sarah Wilson is in her 6th season at Tracie’s, co-managing the farm with her wife, Kristen Wilson, acting as the CSA Manager and the Business Manager. When you email firstname.lastname@example.org, this is who is answering your email now! Sarah is from Duxbury, MA and graduated in 2006 from Bates College in Maine with a degree in Economics. After Bates, she lived in Seattle where she worked as an economist for the Washington State Department of Ecology for four years. She and her wife, Kristen Wilson, WWOOFed in Maine and Hawaii for a year before starting at Tracie’s in the spring of 2011. In the winters, Sarah works at H&R Block in Keene as a Tax Professional. You can find Sarah cooking, baking bread, and reading- but mostly spending time with her twin babies Penelope and Maxwell born November 8th, 2014!
James White is in his sixth season as a member of our full-time crew. He manages much of the tractor work, seeding, and landscape maintenance for the farm. He grew up in Royalston, MA just over the border from here. After high school, he spent a year at UNH studying Environmental Conservation. The following year, he decided to take a break from college and spend a year in Cambridge, MA where he worked various retail jobs and took a couple of classes through the Harvard Extension School. In 2003 he decided to go back to school full-time at Keene State College from where he graduated in 2007 with a B.S. in Environmental Studies. James enjoys hiking, camping, and playing guitar and singing with friends and at local open-mics.
2nd Season Crew Members:
Grace Glasson is in her second season with Tracie’s Farm.
Mary White just finished her first year at Greenfield Community College and is now taking some time off to explore what kind of career/passions she may want to pursue. Right now she is loving the farm life! Mary has many interests and passions. You may find her drawing or doing other art, cooking, baking, running, swimming, hiking, reading, or spending time with her family.
1st Season Crew Member:
Jack Rixey joins us this year as a full-time crew member.