Ben is the main doer at Hearty Roots. Since 2004, he has led the development of all aspects of the farm business. Ben holds a B.A. from Amherst college and he learned to farm at Sauvie Island Organics. 


Ben 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 Benjamin 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


Lindsey Lusher Shute

Piper and Ella are growing up on the farm. 

Junior Farmers

Piper and Ella

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 Adrian, Anne, Brady, Colleen, Cora, Daniel, Doug, Gilberto, Libby, Marissa, Matt, Michael, and Nico.  We couldn't do it without you.

Talented, hardworking Farmers

The Crew

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


Ms. Baker

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Hearty Roots Community Farm

1822 Route 9

Germantown, New York 12526

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