Ben Shute


Ben is the main Farm Manager at Hearty Roots, leading the development of all aspects of the farm business. He is a first generation farmer, having learned the craft at other CSA farms including Sauvie Island Organics in Oregon, and Holcomb Farm in Connecticut, but mostly by learning from mistakes and successes here on our land.


Lindsey Lusher Shute


Lindsey Lusher Shute is currently the CEO of Farm Generations Cooperative and is a co-owner of Hearty Roots Community Farm. Prior to Farm Generations, Lindsey co-founded the National Young Farmers Coalition with Ben and then led the organization as executive director for 10 years.  Lindsey is also the current host of the Young Farmers Podcast. To request Lindsey for a speaking engagement, email

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Piper and Ellie

Junior Farmers

Piper and Ellie are growing up on the farm. 


The Crew

Talented, hardworking Farmers

We are in the process of making profiles for our talented and hardworking team of farmers. We will update this page when they're ready.

In the meantime, a big thank you to Nico, Michael, Kim, Anne, Gilberto, Daniel, Kimberley, Cora, Raine, Paul, Willis, Julia, Brent, Natalie, Antonia and Noah.  We couldn't do it without you.


Ms. Baker


You'll see our main farm cat, Ms. Baker, and likely a lot of her friends around the farm.