Song Sparrow Farm began leasing land in 2019, but its proprietor, Diego Irizarry-Gerould, was already part of the family, having managed our Giving Garden in 2017.
Diego is leasing half an acre to grow mixed vegetables using no-till and organic methods. He sells primarily to local chefs and specializes in salad greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, and other popular vegetables. In addition to having managed our Giving Garden, Diego worked on other local farms (Red Fire, Bug Hill) between 2014 and 2016 and farmed on his own in Haydenvill in 2018.
In his first year, Diego built a deer fence, greenhouse, and wash/pack shed (shared with our Giving Garden), and has built strong relationships with his customers.