Meet the team!
Former financial planner turned farmer, Chris is passionate about food and how it's raised. Recently the dream of opening up a restaurant became a reality when he and Caitlin opened The Hungry Diner, a farm to table eatery just five miles from the farm. When Chris has some free time, he loves spending it with his boys, fly fishing, skiing, traveling, and fermentation. Chris knows a lot about a lot of things and is always up for a great conversation!
Owner & Jam Maker
Bonnie and Charlie purchased the farm in 1998 and restored it to its present glory. A retired financial planner, Bonnie likes to keep busy. While she's not directly farming, she makes homemade jams, pickled eggs and desserts for The Hungry Diner. An amazing cook and baker, Bonnie spends much of her free time trying new recipes and being with her grandchildren. Bonnie loves antiques, travel, and learning about anything and everything.
Farm & Operational Manager
Jessica joined the WVF team in 2019 and has proved a valuable asset to the growth of the farm. Originally from Vermont, Jessica farmed in South Carolina for a few years before making the move back north. A mother of two pups and two cats, Jessica is an all around animal lover and brings that love to all of the work she does here on the farm. In her free time, Jess enjoys reading about farming, spending time with her dogs, natural health and wellness, and visiting her family.
Innkeeper & Farmer
After completing a farming internship with us in 2014, Amy finished college and spent the past six years working on various farms on the east coast. Having always loved the area, she returned as our Innkeeper. Her hospitality and warmth are well received by guests and wedding couples. In her free time Amy enjoys trying new recipes, reading, hiking, and spending time with her dog Gracie and cat Gargoyle.
Savannah joined us in the fall of 2020 and is off to a great start! Her experience on farms over the years makes her a valuable part of the team. A bovine and equine lover, Savannah trail rides and works her horses with cattle and she and her boyfriend Jake enjoy showing cattle. Savannah is an active board member of the NH Beef Producers Association and loves educating people about farming.
Caitlin taught high school French before she and Chris started the farm in 2006. A love of food and natural health was the driver for raising food, and Caitlin continues to be extremely interested in natural living and food systems. In her free time, Caitlin enjoys spending time with her boys, hiking, skiing, photography, travel, natural wine, and learning languages. Caitlin serves on the board of the American Pastured Poultry Producers Association.
Owner & Delivery Manager
Charles and Bonnie have put so much work into restoring this farm over the years due to a love of old New England buildings and preserving history. Charles is always willing to run here or there for us when a delivery needs to be made or liverwurst needs picking up! Retired from financial planning, the farm and grandparenting keep him busy these days. Charles enjoys reading about history, attending baseball games with Chris and the boys, and antiques.
Farmer & Logistics
Dan has been with Walpole Valley Farms for over 10 years and is one of those people who do just about any job well. Fondly known as "Uncle Dan" by many of the employees here on the farm, he brings humor and fun to the daily work. An avid hunter, Dan enjoys being outdoors and has been an active member of the local hunting club for many years. We all learn a lot from Dan and love having his positive attitude here on the farm.
Farm Store Manager
Ozzie joined us in early 2020 when she was still in high school. We were not even hiring when she approached us but after speaking with her we realized we had to make a job for her! If you've visited the store lately, you've certainly witnessed her warm and positive welcome. In her free time, Ozzie paints and teaches an art class for children here on the farm. In addition to her love of art, she is Cher's biggest fan.
Robert joined us in the spring of 2021 and is learning and growing on the job. Hailing from Tennessee, Robert comes to us with with little experience with livestock farming but has a positive attitude and a great willingness to learn. Robert's previous agricultural experience was with vegetables and before that, he was a skydiving instructor! We look forward to watching Robert grow and we're happy to have him on the team.