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.


Farm Manager, Sam Madge has been honing his farming chops for 8 years, most recently as the assistant farm manager for Berggren Demonstration Farm for the last three.  Sam brings construction skills and a “McGyver”  ingenuity to farm projects. Some of his inventions include a quinoa planter, which Sam will put to good use this year planting nearly an acre of quinoa from seed he saved from last years test plot.

.Audrey with ducklings

Seasonal Intern Audrey Lomax came all the way from Minnesota to have a “live on the farm” for a season experience.  Audrey’s interest in sustainable farming has led her to a year of WOOF’ing  experiences in Germany and New Zealand.  “I came to Phoenix Farm to get a holistic view of what it takes to run a sustainable farm.”