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.
Joyce Edelman (CSA Member Greeter / Farmhand)
Joyce is a Northampton native, growing up on a dairy farm and spending a lot of time in the garden. She splits her day between being a hard working farmhand and a dedicated grandmother. Whenever she gets the chance, Joyce brings the family to her house at Lake Wallenpaupack in Hawley, Pennsylvania. Her favorite vegetable is the tomato, and she makes delicious tomato sauce every year!
Scott Edelman (CSA Member Greeter / Bee Keeper)
Scott was introduced to the world of farming after meeting his wife Joyce. Scott has been interested in the science ofbees for many years, and started beekeeping in 2014 with 4 hives. Now he has 15 hives! Scott believes that honey is not only delicious, but has rich nutritional and medicinal value as well. He takes great joy in greeting CSA members and sharing his love and knowledge of bees and food.
Lead Farmer: Brian Sylstra
Apprentice Farmers: Brandy Moser, Andeana Gonzales, Ally Getz
Brian is currently in his fifth 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 fourth season with Terra Fauna. Brandy is a sophomore at Boston University double majoring in biochemistry and molecular biology and nutrition. When she’s not studying or gardening she likes be biking, hiking and stand-up paddle boarding! She also enjoys playing the guitar and doing yoga. Brandy likes farming because she loves working with plants and developing a unique relationship and perspective on food. Her favorite veggie is the zucchini and loves to cook/eat absolutely everything!
This is Andeana’s third year working at Terra Fauna. She started organic farming because she wanted to work outdoors in nature. She wanted to get in touch with the earth to produce delicious vegetables that can be shared with her community and family. Andeana is a vegetarian and locavour and enjoys cooking with seasonal vegetables and discovering new recipes. She loves eating hot food! She enjoys cooking with hot peppers and pickling everything! For fun Andeana likes to travel, hike, and roller skate.
Ally has been around farms her whole life. She has spent the last 6 years working in wineries all over, including New Zealand! Ally splits her time working outdoors with Terra Fauna and indoors at Big Creek Vineyards in Kresgeville. In her free time she creates and sells crafts under her business Phantom Limb Designs. She aims to discover more vegetarian recipes while working with organic vegetables, including making strawberry wine and tomato sauces.