Every day, nature puts on a show.

Meet the supporting cast.

David Low, Dominque Lahaussois & Pierre-Alexander Low

Owners

A few years ago, David, Dominique, and their son, Pierre-Alexander looked out over their 300-acre parcel of land in northern Connecticut and had an idea. To take a small part of it, just two acres, and turn it into a working, certified organic farm.

Seeing how much their huskies connected with the land, they wanted to make that connection permanent. So, on that day, Husky Meadows Farm was born. Now they’re expanding the farm to include Seed & Spoon, a weekend program designed to promote the healthy cooking and eating of sustainably produced food through hands-on experiences. Their love of and commitment to northern Connecticut extends beyond their farm to the local farming community, and to the Yale Summer School of Music, which also makes its home in Norfolk.

Tracy Hayhurst

Farm Manager and Seed & Spoon Director

After graduating from Union College in NY, Tracy decided that feeding people was how she wanted to dedicate her time. She participated in the Western Mass Collaborative Alliance for Farmer Training (CRAFT) as an apprentice where she experienced food at its roots – its relationship to soil, seasonality, crop diversity and an understanding of the farming community.

Then she dove into the farm-centered culinary world at Ballymaloe Cookery School in Ireland. In 2002, Tracy co-founded Chubby Bunny Farm, a CSA that for 12 years served NYC, White Plains and Southern CT as well as her local community in Litchfield County. Tracy then became the Director of Community Outreach and Chef at a farm and community non-profit called Plantin Seeds. 

She currently manages the 2-acre market and CSA garden at Husky Meadows Farm and is developing Seed & Spoon, a weekend retreat of cooking and culinary experiences. Tracy is inspired by other farmers’ ingenuity and by chefs who can coax sublime flavors out of raw ingredients, inspiration that she brings to everything she does at Husky Meadows Farm. She lives in Falls Village with her two kids, two cats and a Border Collie. Not surprisingly, her kids know when a tomato is ripe and what Swiss chard is.

Steve Archaski

Head Baker and Prepared Foods Chef

It seems that Steve was destined to work at Husky Meadows Farm. When he was a young boy, Steve spent lots of time at his great uncle’s pig farm, which, as fate would have it, was just down the road.

Today, he owns that house and can walk to his job at Husky Meadows Farm. The farm owners got to know Steve through his cooking, having experienced his considerable culinary skills first-hand at numerous events, and are the first to cite him as the inspiration for their garden. It seemed only natural that he would eventually join the team. He is now working on rolling out a new line of prepared foods using the best in seasonal fare from the farm.

Adam Buggy

Farm Crew

One of Adam’s fondest childhood memories was riding on a relative’s tractor and harvesting vegetables. His love of gardening, nature, plants and wildlife, and being outside in the natural world quickly defined who he is as a person.

Being true to himself, Adam works as both a Husky Meadows Farm crew member and on his own farm where he proudly produces pure maple syrup, raw honey, eggs and log-grown mushrooms. The experiences that are dearest to his heart are the smiles on the faces of those who enjoy the things he grows and produces. Adam graduated from the University of Hartford and is currently enrolled in the Cornell University Small Farms Program.

Michelle Zhu

Farm Crew

Michelle became interested in sustainable agriculture and food because of its importance to all aspects of society. She is most excited to farm to support diverse communities and ecologies, increased localization & self-sufficiency, and climate change mitigation.

She has worked on various small-scale farm operations involving both vegetables and livestock, and has completed an intensive agricultural training program with Tricycle, an urban agriculture non-profit. She is familiar with vegetable farming using regenerative and conservation methods, and hopes to deepen her knowledge of farming even more while at Husky Meadows. Michelle graduated from the College of William & Mary with an English degree.

Careers at Husky Meadows Farm

We’re always looking for passionate people who’d like to be part of the sustainable farming movement here at Husky Meadows Farm. See if any of our opportunities are something you’d be interested in, then drop us a line.