We think it's important to know where our food comes from and that includes knowing the folks involved in growing it. Here is a bit about our full time garden team. In truth, everyone at Philadelphia Community Farm plays a part in growing the food we produce.

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Carter Beck

Head Farmer, PCF Co-worker
Born and raised on a family farm in Michigan, Carter finds his heart’s home outside and in the fields. He relocated to Minnesota in high school and later earned an A.A. degree in Environmental Analysis from Vermilion Community College in Ely. After more than a decade of tree planting around the country, Carter and his family settled on a hobby farm near Grand Rapids, MN. He has worked as a Waldorf School gardening teacher and wilderness survival mentor before diving into the world of community supported agriculture. Carter's CSA experience includes creating fruit/berry shares. After a year in Belize with his family, he moved to Philadelphia Community Farm in 2004 where he managed the barnyard and established the orchards and berry patches. He subsequently operated his own CSA, which was a collective model that supported multiple farmers by distributing shares of produce, dairy, bread, eggs, coffee, meat/poultry and more. Carter returned to PCF in 2014 upon the retirement of its founders and continues to blend tradition and innovation through Buttermilk Falls CSA.