About Us

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Farm Director, Angela Andre has been farming in Oregon since 1974, when she moved to Oregon to become a “back to land hippie”.   She founded the Newport Farmers’ Market in 1977, it is now the second longest, continuously running famers’ market in the state. She got her BS in Natural Resources Education from Oregon State University in 2004. Angela loves teaching and sharing her knowledge and skills with people of all ages.   She is currently the Chairperson and President of the Heart of the Valley Growers’ Cooperative.

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Kaden Novotny our new Veggie Master Agripeneur, hails from Scottsdale Arizona.  He just completed a year long internship with Deck Family Farms and was ready to take on a project of his own. Kaden brings enthusiasm and dedication for sustainable and organic vegetable production.  Kaden will also be helping out with marketing so you can meet him at the Spencer Creek Growers’ Market in June.

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Matt is the new poultry agripreneur. His interest in farming started during in an organic gardening class at the U of O. He completed his bachelor’s degree in business administration, all the while cultivating his interest in better food. He discovered the ills of the industrial food system and decided he would like to make a change. The health and environmental benefits of purchasing pasture-raised animal products stood out as an important alternative. After a few years of working with the USDA, he left and began a 6 month internship with Deck Family Farm. Equipped with new skills, confidence, and his loving partner Mariah, Matt is running the pastured poultry enterprise this year at Phoenix Farm Enterprises.