Our Team

Our CSA and farm would not be what it is today without the help of many individuals, including friends, family, and former business partners and employees. We want to acknowledge the following individuals as some who have contributed in various ways to the development and growth of our business: Kevin McGraw, Joni Warsinski, Brian Goetz, Wilson Schersten, and Paul McDowell.

 For the 2017 season, we are pleased to have the following individuals on staff:

Ben Bisbach (Field Operations Manager)

Ben grew up in Jefferson, WI and graduated from UW Madison in 2010.  His farming career began in 2012 with an internship at a small vegetable and flower farm in the Seattle area.  He subsequently worked on farms in New York and Colorado, before returning to Wisconsin last year.  He tries to spend as little time as possible indoors, and when not farming enjoys other activities such as hiking, biking, and camping.  He is excited be putting down roots here in the Madison area after years of travel, and to to begin his second year at Emerald Meadows.  

 

Cody Egan (Market/CSA Manager)

Cody graduated from UW Madison in the spring of 2010.  In 2012 he moved to the Seattle, WA area to start work on a small farm and fell in love with flower and vegetable farming.  After several years on various farms across the nation he's happy to be back in the Midwest near family and friends.  He has a real passion for seed saving and hopes to start a seed production farm in the future.  When he's not working he enjoys spending time in nature with his partner Ben and reading a book with his cat, Winkie, on his lap.

 

Abbi Smith (Wholesale Manager)

This will be Abbi's second season at Emerald Meadows. Prior to farming with us, she has worked over five years at local fruit and vegetable growers in Dane county. Her main interests are in perennial fruit production and growing cut flowers. Her goal this year is to have more flowers at our market stands and in the CSA boxes!