Our Farmers

Dina Brewster became a farmer ten years ago after teaching, first in the Philippines as a Peace Corps volunteer and then in the Bronx as a high school English teacher.  She founded The Hickories as a one acre vegetable garden and has overseen the development of new products and new acreage as the farm business has grown.  Committed to connecting people with working land, Dina chose to return to her family's farm in Ridgefield and start the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Program, one that still exists as the backbone of the farm's business plan.  

Jaci Slattery is a Farm Manager at The Hickories specializing in Fruit and Vegetable production.  She comes to the Hickories from a diverse background farming in Martha's Vineyard, Vermont, California, and Connecticut.  

Laura Mulligan is a Farm Manager who specialized in Livestock and Floral production.  She came to The Hickories as in intern in 2013 and found her calling.  She devotes herself to promoting local agriculture -- anything that celebrates farming.

The Hickories 136 Lounsbury Road, Ridgefield, CT 06877 (203)-894-1851