Heather, Greg and Jonas Edelman (Farmers)
Heather and Greg have had farming as a part of their lives from the beginning. Heather grew up on her parents dairy farm in Centre County, PA. Greg spent many summer days throwing haybales on his uncle’s farm in Northampton, PA. Drawing inspiration from the books Omnivore’s Dilemma and You Can Farm, they decided to start a farm of their own.
Stephanie Kotz (Social Outreach/Sales)
Stephanie Kotz currently lives in Bethlehem. She was a CSA half-share member in 2013 and loved the fresh produce so much that she asked to be a work share member in 2014. Steph loves veggies of all sorts, and is always trying new vegan recipes in the kitchen. When she’s not working on the farm, she can often be found out on local bike paths training for a 100-mile century ride or sometimes is even spotted up on stage singing with local musicians.
Duane & Carol Costenbader (Work Share Members)
Duane and Carol Costenbader are enjoying their fifth season as work-share CSA members. These lifelong Palmerton residents have two children and five grandchildren and enjoy traveling, flipping houses, and volunteering with Habitat for Humanity and the Family Promise Program. Duane is a retired banker who also enjoys hunting and fishing, while Carole is a retired realtor who is an avid quilter. Both Carol and Duane list kale as their favorite Terra Fauna crop, with tomatoes and spaghetti squash following close behind.
Joyce Edelman (CSA Member greeter / Farmhand)
Brian Sylstra, Lead Farmer and Brandy Moser, Apprentice (Farmers)
Brian is currently in his second season as a full-time farmer with Terra Fauna. From Lower Nazareth, Brian has been organic gardening for 17+ years and organic vegetable farming since 2009. He’s so passionate about sustainable, plant-based food production that in his spare time he runs his own market garden called Ray of Sun Farm.
This is Brandy’s first season with Terra Fauna. Brandy will be beginning Boston University this fall to study biochemistry. She has always been interested in nature and organic farming which led her to attend the Pennsylvania School of Excellence for Agricultural Sciences and ultimately to working with Terra Fauna. In addition to spending her summer days on the farm, she enjoys biking and stand-up-paddleboarding.