ABOUT THE FARMS
We are inspired to use and preserve the full bounty of seasonal ingredients – from the juicy, sun-ripened tomato to the fragrant tomato leaf. Aerlume proudly partners with local farms and producers. In addition to working closely with Fall City Farms on a custom farming operation, our culinary team also works with Sound Sustainable Farms, Tonnemaker Farms, Frog Hollow Farms and many more.
Fall City Farms
Amanda grew up in New York State with little experience with gardening or farming. She graduated from the University of Vermont with a B.S. in Community and International Development. While there, she also acquired a Certificate in Sustainable Farming. Amanda apprenticed at Edible Schoolyard NYC after college, then moved to Portland, ME, where she completed an Americorps term with Cooking Matters, After the term ended, she managed the volunteer program at the Good Shepherd Food Bank and partnered with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension to host a Master Gardener class. Amanda then enrolled in the University of Vermont’s Farmer Training Program. Through this program, she gained experience in small-scale organic farm management and developed an understanding of crop planning, harvesting and processing techniques and CSA/ farm stand operations. After completing the program, she moved to Washington, DC and became the Capital Area Food Bank’s Food Growing Specialist and helped build community gardens in southeast DC, teaching garden education in a half acre urban garden. Amanda’s positive attitude, farming skills and warm heart are sure to bring a beautiful harvest.