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. He especially loves tractor work. 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, & Fern 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.
Liz does a little bit of everything around the farm. From managing the CSA and market, orchestrating meat sales and writing the beloved boxletter to obsessing over tomatoes and plotting and scheming with Kristin about ways to make the farm even more awesome. Liz’s job is multifaceted and certainly never boring and she wouldn’t have it any other way! In her down time….wait there’s no down time in farming!
Lena is excited to be part of the crew at Jubilee for her 2nd 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.
My interest in farming all started when I took a farm class at UW in 2019! I volunteered at the UW Farm for about 6 months, visited several farms like my professors on Whidbey island, met really nice and passionate people, saw goats, sheep, horses and overall fell in love with the farming culture. Ever since then I knew I wanted to work on a farm and when the opportunity came knocking nearly a year after graduating from UW I knew I had to go for it. My first season at Jubilee has been amazing so far and I can’t wait to see all the pumpkins in the fall!!! Summer was hot and now I’m ready for the windy and cloudy fall!! Living in a beautiful home right by the farm has honestly changed the city girl in me and I’m quite afraid of what’s to come at the end of the season!
I love horror and comedy movies, like IT, The Conjuring, Step Brothers, Anchorman, etc., listening to A LOT of music of all genres, but mainly alternative R&B / Soul like Giveon, Brent Faiyaz, Frank Ocean, Kehlani etc., puzzles, playing card games like Speed, and playing with my dog Escobar. My favorite things at the farm are the cute slugs / snails , baby veggies turning into big veggies (for ex.: baby watermelon turning into bigger watermelon!) the sunflowers, the beautiful magnificent trees that sound amazing when it’s windy and finally, but most importantly, the crew!
Charlotte is excited for her first season at Jubilee Farm. Since reading The Omnivore’s Dilemma at the ripe age of 11, she’s been passionate about small farms and eating good food. At Jubilee, she’s developing her skills in slug removal, motivational speaking for a plant audience, and creating new “would you rather” questions.
After spending a season on the crew in 2016, Ali is back again with a few years of restaurant and cafe experience under her belt. The Valley is full of good memories for her, including horseback riding and summer camp along with good times at Jubilee. She’s also a casual writer and a serious dance enthusiast, training mostly in hip hop and street styles but also dabbling a little bit in ballet, line dancing and swing dancing. Her favorite Jubilee veggies are probably cabbage and tomatoes.
Terrie & Mimi
We hope that in 2021 we can have our kitchen masters, Terrie and Mimi, back in the barn and delighting us with their ingenious cooking and veggie prep ideas and inspiration!