Growing Food with Respect for the Earth and Future Generations
2013 Crew Members (bios coming soon)
Past Brix Bounty Staff & Apprentices
Brix Bounty Farm
Located in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, Brix Bounty Farm focuses on investing in our natural capital (soils) and human capital (community 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 – Wing’s Court Farmer’s Market, and a roadside stand on Tucker Road.
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 Christianson is the farmer at Brix Bounty Farm in Dartmouth, Massachusetts. He has been farming in the Northeast for the past twelve season, relocating to the South Coast from Hawthorne Valley Farm in New York. Derek and Katie relocated to Southeastern Massachusetts in 2008 to move closer to Katie’s Family (her father and brother are commercial fisherman, who fish out of Menemsha). In 2010 we welcomed Mariah Grace into our farm family, and this past summer were joyed by the arrival of Eulalia Jane.
Derek and his wife, Katie, are involved in the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Office of Campus and Community Sustainability’s efforts to develop a new sustainability extension service for southeastern Massachusetts. Derek also serves on the farm committee and as a project consultant for the Dartmouth YMCA – Sharing the Harvest Community Farm, the NOFA-Mass board, the Southeastern Environmental Education Alliance (SEEAL) board, and the town of Dartmouth’s Agricultural Commission.
2011 will be Steve’s 5th season growing vegetables in Southeastern Massachusetts. Before joining the Brix Bounty Farm team Steve managed Kettle Pond Farm CSA in Berkeley, MA. A longtime resident of the region, Steve graduated from UMass Dartmouth with a degree in Physics. He is the solid anchor of the yet to be formed Brix Bounty Farm Distance Runners Team.