Andrew Mefferd is the editor of Growing for Market magazine, and author of The Greenhouse and Hoophouse Grower’s Handbook and The Organic NoTill Farming Revolution Andrew spent seven years in the research department at Johnny’s Selected Seeds, traveling internationally consulting with researchers and farmers on the best practices in greenhouse growing. He puts what he learned to use on his own farm in Maine. Previously he worked on farms in Pennsylvania, California, Washington State, Virginia, New York State and Maine before starting his own farm. For more about the magazine, please visit To contact Andrew, see

Katherine Deumling is the CEO/Founder of Cook With What You Have, a digital resource to relieve farmers of having to offer comprehensive cooking support and to empower CSA members and market shoppers so that the benefit—fresh, delicious, nutritious produce connected to people and place—is obvious and compelling.

Nella Mae Parks was raised on a small family farm in Union County, Oregon. She grew up gardening, making hay, and raising animals with her parents. She spent nine years in the local 4-H program and went on to earn a degree in Environmental Science from Oregon State University. She traveled, worked in natural resource science & rural community organizing, and became involved in local agriculture and local food through her work at Oregon Rural Action in La Grande. In 2013 she decided to devote her time to connecting people to the local food she and others grow in the region. See

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