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Farmer Frog

Farmer Frog brings healthy, sustainable urban food production to urban locations using innovative techniques and renewable resources.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Food and Beverage
  • Location Everett, WA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded June 2012
  • Employees 7
  • Website farmerfrog.org

Company Summary

Farmer Frog grows food in cities using innovative techniques to provide 365 day production of sprouts, greens, mushrooms, short-season vegetables, and fish. We also we teach and train for commercial and home-scale production as well as partner with school districts' STEM programs. Importantly, we integrate urban production into local food production and distribution systems. Customers are restaurants, schools, the public, and food services.

Team

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    Zsofia Pasztor
    Farmer Frog Director

    Founder and president of Farmer Frog. Teaches horticulture at Edmonds Community College. An award winning landscape designer, certified arborist, horticulturist, tree risk assessor, LID designer and consultant, wetland delineator and commercial urban agriculturist. Among others, past-president of the Sustainable Development Task Force of Snohomish County, member of the Sno-King Watershed Council and EdCC Community College's Curriculum Board.

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    Matthew Erwin
    Farmer Frog Director

    An horticulturist, mycologist, landscape manager and experienced urban farmer currently managing (planning, implementing and maintaining) the Olivia Park and other school based farming sites for Farmer Frog. He is an active farmer.

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    Christina Hudyma
    Farmer Frog Director

    A human relations specialist with background in program management and event coordination. She is the director of Training for Employees and Faculty at Edmonds Community College. She is the founder and manager of the Food Festival held annually in the city of Lynnwood.

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    Anna Porter
    Farmer Frog Director

    She is a writer, journalist, curriculum developer and trainer for national green building programs. She brings her experience in human resource development and recruitment. She has extensive background in marketing and PR.

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    Christine Castro
    Urban Farmer

    An experienced urban farmer and innovator of sustainable practices. She is a certified permaculture designer, a retired school teacher who specialized in working with special ed children. She is a master gardener, a master bee-keeper, and livestock advisor. She is a member of the Western WA Fruit Society.

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    Nathan Louis Barlow
    Urban farmer apprentice

    Nathan is a student at Edmonds Community College working toward his vehicle engineering degree. He is also enrolled in urban agriculture as his main interest is sustainability and resiliency. He is in training as an urban farmer able to support the work of Christine and Matthew with minimal supervision at all of the Farmer Frog sites.

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    John Valentine
    Farmer Frog Director

    Former biochemist and science teacher specializing in hoop house culture, year-round production of vegetables, and aquaculture production. He is an experienced grant writer and teaches at the Gallucci Learning Garden and for WSU Extension . In addition, he designs and installs year-round food production structures along with requisite training. He is on the board of the WSU Western WA Fruit Research Foundation and the Gallucci Learning Garden.

Advisors

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    John Mills
    Lawyer
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    Maria Walligora CPA
    Accountant
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Previous Investors

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    Cynthia Callahan
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    Susan Rafter
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    Cedar Grove Composting Inc.
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