Medway Community Farm welcomes new farm manager
Medway Community Farm is pleased to announce the appointment of Todd Sandstrum as its new Farm Manager. According to Carol Collord, the president of the farm, “Todd brings a wealth of knowledge about farming, leadership, volunteerism and food security to Medway. We’re delighted to have him join us as he builds a new farming team.”
Sandstrum says the fit is perfect. “The mission and work of the Medway Community Farm in food access, education, and community involvement are all principles that I hold close to my heart.”
Sandstrum’s path to agriculture and farming started with his own landscaping business. As he grew more and more drawn to organic practices, food became a natural extension. As he says, farming is in his blood. He hails as a third-generation local farmer from Easton. While a senior grower at Victory Programs’ ReVision Urban Farm, he worked with the Northeast Organic Farming Association and the Natural Resources Conservation Services to improve and protect soil health. With his extensive knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration’s Food Safety Modernization Act guidelines, he has provided consultation to other farms to improve food safety standards at the local level.
In addition to progressive farm management positions, Sandstrum has demonstrated his own commitment to community and volunteerism. He served as a member of the board of directors as well as president of SEMAP (Southeastern MA Agricultural Partnership), chaired Easton’s Agricultural Commission, participated in the master plan advocating for agriculture and open space, and currently serves as an Engineering Lieutenant in Mansfield’s Emergency Management Agency.
MCF will be rolling out its new vegetable share program soon, envisioned by Sandstrum.
“Food is a common denominator for all of us and we can teach everyone how to grow something. At the same time, everyone should have access to healthy food within a community.”
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