David was four years old when his family bought the land here and broke ground in 1989. When he was 7 years old, he wrote at school: “I plan to be a farmer when I grow” – the rest, as they say, is history! David is now the second generation running the farm. David & Kristin bought the farm from Erick in 2019 and are honored to get to be a part of Jubilee’s story.
Kristin handles the accounting & bookkeeping. She preps the barn market, helps plan events, and does miscellaneous art projects for the farm. Junior farmers Micah & Grace are usually helping her – they love seeding, harvesting, & feeding the animals (and going on farm adventures with Grandpa Erick!)
Erick likes to call himself the “Farmer Emeritus” of Jubilee – with his family, he started Jubilee Farm in 1989. He has poured his vision, creativity, and hard work into the farm since the start – he’s our “farmer philosopher”. Erick continues to do all sorts of projects on the farm, as well as lend his insights and wisdom.
After spending years participating in Jubilee Farm’s workshare program, Kelsey couldn’t get enough of the farm and started working for Jubilee full time in 2013. She takes great pride in being a part of local food production; from planting seeds and preparing soil to harvesting veggies and seeing them go home with families. Kelsey leads groups in harvesting, planting and weeding, and she loves introducing newcomers to the intricacies of basic farm work.
Lena is excited to be part of the crew at Jubilee this season. At the farm she enjoys riding on the back of the flatbed, spending her days outside in the Snoqualmie valley, watching seeds transform into plants, and connecting with people over the joys of growing (and eating) good food. Away from the farm she enjoys writing, rock climbing, and coffee.