Big Train Farm

Rhode Island Certified Organic Vegetables Since 2008

Folks of Big Train Farm


So many people have been involved in Big Train Farm over the years.   It is actually impossible for me to remember everyone who has volunteered on my own!  Dozens of people have been involved as a work-share.  Many others as paying CSA members.  How to account for everyone?!  To those of you who may be reading this it is probably not important to have a long list of names of people you may or may not know.  Instead seeing the pictures may be more poignant.

Some of course do need mentioning!  John Kenny has been the owner and manager since 2009, the year following the BTF partnership between Mis Zill and himself.

Mindy Walls is the resident beekeeper and assistant strategist of BTF and has been on the farm in one capacity or another since 2009, a BTF heavy-weight.  Mindy is currently working through a LASA grant-funded project to bring more EBT-recipients into the CSA.Johnny

Internships have been offered at BTF since 2012.  Interns have included Alejandro Brambila, Danni Simonik, Joe Goodale, Dakota White, and Victoria Stilwell.

Currently we have two assistant managers : Sabra Viara, and Cassidy Whipple

In 2016 we had several part-time employees such as Kelly Jutras, Nolan Lindenburg-PennoyerDanni Simonik, and Victoria Stilwell.


2016 Work Shares:

Jeff, Teju, Rague, Erica, Liz, Laura, Jeannie, Nick, Manny, Andrea, Ryan, Alecia, Sarah, Alex, Dakota

2015 Work Crew

Dakota White, Danni Simonik, Victoria Stilwell, Sabra Viara, Mer

Work Share Crew: Alex, Anne Marie, Erica, Jeff, Ricky, Lucy, Nina,

img_0693Jeannie, Andrea, Adam, Mackenzie, Kendra, Justine, Teju, and Nolan


2014 Work Crew

Interns: Victoria Stilwell, Dakota White

Anne Marie, Alex, Jeff, Nick, Nina, Ricky, Jen, Sydney, Adam, Liz,

Nate, Danni, Erica, Genese, &Travis


2013 Work Crew

Interns: Dannielle Simonik & Joe Goodale

Anne Marie, Alex, Jeff, Jen B, Jen K, Marissa, Kiana & Nick



2012 Work Crew

Intern: Alejandro Brambila

Jess, Genise, Marissa, Jeff, Jen K, Tracy, Jamal

Joe & Danni

Alejandro 2012