Farmstead Ferments Team

(Pictured above from left to right)


Dawn Story, Founder

Dawn is an aspiring homesteader, community food advocate, permaculture enthusiast, tree-hugger, green witch, passionate citizen and bonafide fermentation freak. She is also the founder of the New Moon Alchemy line of herbal medicines, teas and elixirs, and Farmstead Ferments artisanal and seasonal fermented foods. She seeks to live in balance and harmony with the cycles of nature and is inspired to create right livelihood that allows her to move with nature's ebbs and flows, as well as her own. Dawn relishes the opportunity to experience these ideas, products and practices with friends, family and community, preserving the past as a bridge to the future.


Brittni Weger, Chef/Kitchen Goddess:

Brittni has been on the Farmstead team for just over a year.  She makes our fermented foods & also creates and makes our Grab-N-Go foods, incorporating our ferments into her creations.  She's a true artist in the kitchen!


Brian Neitzel, Kitchen/Farm Mgr

Brian’s love of the outdoors was seeded by his rural Wisconsin upbringing wherein farming and preserving the harvest were a part of his family’s daily life. Today, Brian enjoys combining his farmstead wisdom with his food-artistry passion and inspires both the produce and the products being offered by Farmstead Ferments naturally-fermented foods and brews. He is the jack of all trades, helping with everything from production and distribution to building, planting, and harvesting.


Jessica Parker, Production Team Member

 A recent transplant from Wyoming, Jessica has come to feel right at home at Farmstead where good food builds good relationships and a more than good community! Jessica loves anything outdoors, especially farming, gardening, and hiking, but is also happy in the kitchen and being surrounded by books and music. Best place to find her? Hiking the trails or swimming the James with her border collie Willa!


Cindy Ann Trentacosta, Production Team Member

Cindy Ann is a Master Gardener with a passion for growing heirloom vegetables and garlic issuing organic practices, along with eating clean.    Her earliest memories include grandparents sharing their gardening skills with her.  She strives to know the source of all her food and support local sustainable practices.  Cindy Ann finds that working at Farmstead Ferments lets her constantly find new favorite flavor combinations.


Miranda Heatwole-Carroll, Executive Asst/Sales/Operations.

Miranda joined our team in July of 2016.  She is proud to be working for a company that takes so much pride and joy in their products and its use of sustainable and healthy practices.  She works in our office most of the time, but also enjoys 'getting her hands dirty' and making Water Kefir Sodas, making sprays, manning our storefront or anything else we need her to do!


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Jessica Fenn, Storefront Team Member


Lisa Caltabiano, Farmers Market Representative