Earthkeeper Farm Crew
Rachelle Boswick, Founder and Farmer
Rachelle grew up in the greater Grand Rapids area. She graduated from University of New England with a bachelor in Sociology, minor in Biology. She started farming in New York state in 2005 on small-scale organic CSA farms. Her farm training included a full season internship, assistant farm manager, CRAFT (Collaborative Regional Alliance of Farmers Training), multiple WWOOF experiences, and many conferences, workshops, and farm visits. In 2008, Rachelle and Andrew started Earthkeeper Farm, with the help of family. Rachelle’s hobbies include growing food, cooking, preserving, and pretty much all things farm and foodie. When she finds an extra minute, she enjoys playing with the kids or taking a nap.
Andrew Bostwick, Founder and Farmer
Andrew is originally from the Hudson Valley region of New York State. He graduated from University of New York, Potsdam with a BA in English. Thanks to a childhood filled with building, fixing and tinkering, Andrew is skilled in construction, maintenance, and machine repair. He takes on the task of keeping the farm infrastructure in good repair and working well. Andrew is active on the local DDA, playing a key part in getting the funding for a recent streetscape project. His hobbies include photography, cheese making, fermentation, and baking bread.
Liam Bostwick, Official Farm Kid
Liam was born in the fall of 2009. He tends his own garden on the farm. He is excellent at helping with projects, shelling peas, and picking wild blackberries. He wants to be a farmer when he grows up.
Emery Bostwick, Official Farm Baby
Emery was born in the winter of 2013. He enjoys feeding the chickens and loves to wave hello to everyone he sees.