Meet your farmers
James (they/them) - Farm Manager
Favorite vegetable: Sweet, sweet carrots
2023 will be James’ 9th season running Radicle Roots Farm. It has grown and evolved a lot over the years and so has their passion for growing delicious nutrient dense food and cultivating community. James and their partner, Sydney, returned to their hometown of Snohomish in pursuit of permanent land to establish roots and be closer to their families. Their favorite part of farming is seeing all the winter crop planning come to fruition as lush, abundant beds of veggies! When they’re not fawning over the fresh vegetables, James loves connecting with their bisexual and queer community, having dinner parties with friends, backpacking, running on the Centennial Trail, talking about native plants/mushrooms and binging on the latest queer shows and movies.
Allie (she/they) - Assistant Farm Manager
Favorite vegetable: Eggplant
Originally from Texas, this will be Allie’s 4th year at Radicle Roots. Queer, pansexual, and hilarious, Allie is one of the most cheerful people we know and such a huge asset to our small farm team. Growing up, Allie always loved food and was drawn to the meals that characters ate in books. They went to culinary school and worked in restaurants for several years before testing the corporate waters. After a 5 year stint working for startups in San Francisco, she was over the office job. Farming called their name and Allie came skipping over with a smile. Allie loves everything about farming but especially hanging out with the veggies throughout the year and being a part of changing seasons. When not farming, Allie loves reading in the sunshine, cooking with friends, and laughing really hard until her face turns the color of a tomato (which she loves to trellis and maintain).
Lily (she/her) - Farm Crew Member
Favorite vegetable: Beet
Born and raised in Snohomish, Lily traveled the world before coming back to the Pacific Northwest. Lily is crazy smart and has worked at several non profits before digging into farm work. Lily loves that farming provides the opportunity to work outside and she adores watching the plant babies grow. She hopes to start her own farm one day soon and loves all that she is learning at Radicle Roots. One of her favorite things to do on the farm is harvest scallions. When not farming, Lily loves reading and playing games. Her favorite ritual is drinking coffee and doing the crossword. Lily is also the ultimate student and always taking a class to learn something new.
Current class: cello!
Sydney (she/her) - Chief Sanity Officer
Favorite vegetable: Broccoli
Syd has helped out at every single farmers market for the first 7 years. Now a days she helps out with mostly behind the scenes decisions and farm beautification but, she is still the grounding presence that keeps this sometimes frazzled farm held together. Outside of the farm, Syd works full-time as a child and family therapist. She is passionate about mental health and supporting our community’s youth. When not at work, Syd loves walking Willy around town, reading endless psychological thrillers, and sharing time with loved ones around a delicious meal.
Willy - Greeter and Official Taste Tester
Favorite vegetable: Cucumbers
While not always the best for productivity, we can’t imagine our days on the farm without Willy’s radiating warm energy. She has some important farm duties like enthusiastically greeting any visitors, chasing away rabbits and eating all the reject carrots, radishes, turnips, cucumbers, and snap peas that get left in the field. When she’s not patrolling or napping on the farm, Willy loves fetching sticks in the Pilchuck river and going to any off leash area where she can free-range with other furry friends.
Small scale & sustainable
Our mission is to strengthen our local food system by sustainably growing delicious nutrient dense vegetables for our community and to inspire more farmers to do the same.