Meet Chelsea Mackie, Our New Field Assistant

Age: 28

Where’s she’s from/where she lives now: Pottstown/Mt. Airy

In her own words: I started out as a CSA shareholder in 2014, doing weekly volunteer hours over the summer. The time spent outside helping at the farm was always the highlight of my week, and a welcome break from my office job. 

In the spring of 2017, I left my work as a research engineer at Materials Research & Design in Wayne to start farming full-time at Pennypack Farm in Horsham as an apprentice. I learned a lot more about farming from the enthusiastic crew, including some incredible female leaders. I was really drawn to a job listing at Weavers Way Farms after my apprenticeship was up, and I’m thrilled to be back.

The Co-op is a wonderful community to be a part of, and I hope that you’ll consider doing your cooperator hours with us at the Weavers Way Farms. It’s rewarding to participate in the growing process even for a few hours, and we certainly couldn’t do what we do without the help we receive from volunteers.

One of things I love most about farming is knowing who I’m growing for, so please stop by and say hello over the summer. See you around the farm!