Here's our 3rd post in our little blog series to showcase our wonderful apprentices here at Swallowtail Farm. If you haven't had the pleasure to meet one of our fine 2016 apprentices, this will give you a quick glimpse at who these people are. Today we are featuring our one-and-only apprentice Melissa Muller. Make sure to say Hi to her when you see her at market or at the farm.

Where are you from?

Gainesville, FL


What are you most looking forward to as an apprentice at SF?

I'm extremely excited to learn what it means to farm with biodynamic philosophies integrated into the macro-management of the farm as well as in the every day farm tasks. I also love learning more about the process of taking huge concepts for the farm and breaking them down into short term projects while still maintaining the beauty and magic of the farm itself.


If you could cross-breed two plants on the farm to make a dream food, what would they be?

Arugula and sugar snap peas. The peas would be sweet and spicy and the leaves would be larger and edible!


Tell us something funny or unique about you?

Only recently, I was a lawyer and now I'm a farmer. I'm pretty stoked to be able to say I retired at 30 years old.
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AuthorNoah Shitama

Here's our 2nd post in our little blog series to showcase our wonderful apprentices here at Swallowtail Farm. If you haven't had the pleasure to meet one of our fine 2016 apprentices, this will give you a quick glimpse at who these people are. Today we are featuring our fantastic apprentice Cady Arruda. Make sure to say Hi to her when you see her at market.

Where are you from?

Westport, Massachusetts


What are you most looking forward to as an apprentice at SF?

As an apprentice at swallowtail farm I am most looking forward to expanding my knowledge in sustainable agriculture so I too can one day successfully manage my own farm. 


If you could cross-breed two plants on the farm to make a dream food, what would they be?

If I could cross-breed two plants on the farm to make a dream food I would most definitely cross a hibiscus with a strawberry. It just so happens hibiscus's are my favorite flower & they are great for tea! And strawberries have been my favorite fruit forever. Not quite sure how these two would taste paired together but harvesting a plant like this would bring the biggest smile to my face.  


Tell us something funny or unique about you?

I can recite almost every line of the movie "Lilo and Stitch" (it's my favorite)  
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AuthorNoah Shitama

We're starting a little blog series to showcase our wonderful apprentices here at Swallowtail Farm. If you haven't had the pleasure to meet one of our fine 2016 apprentices, this will give you a quick glimpse at who these people are. First up, our one and only Emily Sylvestre. Make sure to say Hi to her when you see her at market.

1.  Where are you from?

Minneapolis, MN

2.  What are you most looking forward to as an apprentice at SF?

I am most looking forward to working with the bees, growing vegetables and flowers, and being a part of this amazing community of neat and kind people.

3.  If you could cross-breed two plants on the farm to make a dream food, what would they be?

If we could grow sunflowers that tasted like blueberries, I think that would be my ideal plant.

4.  Tell us something funny or unique about you?

I have an unfounded fear of buoys. When they cross my path while swimming I leave a wide berth.
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AuthorNoah Shitama
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