Growing Food with Respect for the Earth and Future Generations

Growing a Foundation for Health… Starts in the Soil

Brix Bounty Farm

Located in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, Brix Bounty Farm focuses on investing in our natural capital (soils) and human capital (agricultural skills and knowledge) to create sustainable sources of original wealth.  Brix Bounty Farm vegetables are marketed locally (currently within 5 miles of the farm) through a community supported agriculture (CSA) program, the downtown New Bedford Farmer’s Market, and a roadside stand at 449 Bakerville Road.  In 2014 we moved from our original location on Tucker Road to the King Farm on Bakerville Road, where we plan to grow vegetables long into the future.

Founded in 2008, Brix Bounty Farm aims to produce and promote the production of nutrient dense foods, using sustainable growing methods which focus on improving soil health for long-term agricultural viability.  Central to this mission are efforts to improve food security through community projects which increase knowledge and awareness of sustainable production techniques on farms and in backyard and community gardens.  Brix Bounty works with local non-profits and community groups to bridge the connection between soil, diet, and health.

Derek, Katie, Mariah, Eulalia “Eula”, & Walter Christianson

Farmer & Farm Family

Derek Christianson is the farmer at Brix Bounty Farm in Dartmouth, Massachusetts.   He has been farming in the Northeast for the past sixteen seasons, relocating to the South Coast from Hawthorne Valley Farm in New York.  Derek and Katie started Brix Bounty Farm in 2008.  They welcomed the opportunity to move closer to Katie’s Family, who have long lived on the Vineyard.  Derek focuses on farming and Katie’s energy is focused on raising our 3 children.

Derek currently serves as a project consultant for the Dartmouth YMCA – Sharing the Harvest Community Farm, the town of Dartmouth’s Agricultural Commission, and the Bionutrient Food Association board.

2018 Crew Members

Mitchell Holmes

Mitchell in a Dartmouth native and has spent the past 3 summers farming with our friends at Apponagansett Farm.  Mitchell will be starting his second year at SUNY Cobleskill this fall where he is studying crop & soil science.  Mitchell splits his time in the summer farming and playing baseball with a number of leagues in the area.

Danny Guillotte

Born and raised in New Bedford, Danny comes from a culinary background including time managing the Mattapoisett Diner and most recently working in the kitchen at DNB Burgers in New Bedford.  Danny started working with us in 2017 and is back for another growing season this year.

Kelsey Jacobsen

Kelsey is new to Brix Bounty and new to farming this summer.  Kelsey currently lives in New Bedford and grew up in Westport; where she owns a music shop with her family, Double Bar Music.

Olivia Wrobleski

Olivia will be joining us in 2018 for a second summer on the Brix Bounty team.  Prior to joining our crew, Olivia farmed with our friends Wishing Stone Farm in Little Compton.  She is currently studying at Mount Holyoke College where she also runs cross country & track.

Workshare Members & Part-Time Staff

Marlene Holohan – Among Marlene’s contributions to the community – beekeeping here at Brix Bounty and other nearby farms and a lead role in the Helfand Farms Community Gardens in Dartmouth.

Past Brix Bounty Crew Members

Nicki Anderson (2013 & 2014 Seasons) –

Former Farm Manager – City Farm, San Luis Obispo, CA

Currently working in the medical marijuana field.

Steve Murray (2011 & 2012 Seasons) – Owner – Heart Beets Farm, Berkley MA

Steve and his wife Sarah operate Heart Beets Farm in Southeastern Massachusetts.

Jerahmy Parsons (2010 and 2013 Seasons)

Jerahmy has moved west to work the Vineyards of California…

Conor Rice (2015 Season) – Rice’s Roots Farm, Petersham, MA

After a short & sweet stint with Brix Bounty Farm in 2015, Conor Rice has started Rice’s Roots Farm in Petersham, MA

Greg Veitch

2016 Crew Member… growing veg & educating folks in Alaska.

Matt Walsh

2016 Crew Member… farming (and surfing) in Hawaii.