Bruce and Jenny Wooster, Owners
Harold Bigelow, Field and Equipment Technician
Melissa "Mo" Rosenberg, Production Coordinator
Christopher Faucher, Production Coordinator
Jenny picked green beans as a child in her mother's backyard garden, but otherwise didn't know much about growing food until she ventured onto a Boston-area farm in her twenties. She began working at Allandale Farm and Waltham Fields Community Farm - one season, and she was hooked! After a few agricultural apprenticeships in the Massachusetts Pioneer Valley, she moved with Bruce to Ipswich, MA, to start a Community Supported Agriculture program at Appleton Farms, a property of The Trustees of Reservations. In 2006, Jenny and Bruce moved with their young daughter to set down roots at Picadilly Farm. Now this family of four is happily tending the fields of Picadilly, along with many helping hands.
Bruce grew up around Concord, MA and Burlington, VT. Following a degree in Human Ecology from Stanford University in California, Bruce spent a decade sailing professionally on educational vessels throughout the western Atlantic and the Caribbean. He interspersed some farming in the mix, including a season at Seed Savers Exchange in Iowa, and time helping his brother start up Sunrise Farm CSA, in White River Junction, Vermont. He worked at Land’s Sake Farm in Weston, MA, before joining Jenny at Appleton Farms. He's happy to call Picadilly home.
Harold is Picadilly Farm’s Field and Equipment Technician. Harold grew up here in Winchester, just a half mile down the road from Picadilly. He earned an Associate’s Degree in Plant Science from the University of NH. After graduation he lived in the seacoast area for several years where he was greenhouse foreman for Elliott Rose Company. He returned to Winchester with his family in 1981, and worked here on this very farm when it was still Windale Dairy Farm. Harold has also been a self-employed carpenter and produces award-winning maple syrup. In his spare time he volunteers as a member of the Board of Directors at the Winchester Learning Center, weaves baskets, and of course spends time with his three grandchildren!
Mo grew up on Long Island, New York. After high school she focused on geology and environmental ethics during her undergraduate work at NYU. From there she went on to earn a Master's Degree in social work from the University of Nevada - Reno. After college, Melissa spent several years as a park ranger at Devil's Postpile National Monument. She began farming as an intern on a farm in Duchess County, New York. Before joining us here at Picadilly, she spent two years managing the vegetable production at a farm in North Carolina. She admits that this is her first time coming to New Hampshire. She loves to ski, however, so it should be a good fit! She also is a big fan of live music, and tells us that she makes "killer" waffles! So many talents!
Chris was born in Holden, Massachusetts. He attended UMASS Dartmouth, and is currently studying Sustainable Food and Farming at UMASS Amherst. He became interested in farming after working for four years on his family’s farm, and wanted to learn all he could in order to make this farm more active. He found Picadilly on an internet site called “Good Food Jobs” and came to work for us last year. It didn’t take us long to see that not only would Picadilly be a good learning experience for Chris, but he is a great asset to us! Chris enjoys the outdoors, and loves to go kayaking, hiking, and skiing. He also enjoys cooking – especially the food that he grows. Perhaps most of all, Chris enjoys being a new uncle!