Jeremy Barker Plotkin

Simple Gifts Farm

Jeremy, together with farming partner David Tepfer, owns and operates Simple Gifts Farm in Amherst, Massachusetts. The farm provides organic produce to 350 shareholders from community-preserved land. Beef cattle, pigs and laying hens take a prominent role on the farm in helping to cycle nutrients, as well as providing additional farm products. Jeremy has a M.S. in Plant, Soil and Environmental Sciences, and has done work on his farm with selection of tomato, arugula, and asian mustard varieties. He is a member of the Amherst Agricultural Commision, and of the governing committee of the Amherst Winter Farmer's Market.