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Emily Cooper

Emily started Full Cellar Farm in 2014. She had been working for other farms in Oregon since 2008, and had developed a special love for CSA because of its opportunities to form long-lasting relationships with members. Emily feels that farming is the perfect balance between art and science, and she loves that she never stops learning. She feels incredibly fortunate to have gotten to start her farm at Headwaters Incubator Program, where she shared space, equipment, and ideas with farmers from 13 other small, sustainable farms. Now she's farming right next door, on property leased from East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District. She hopes to maintain there some of that sense of community that started for her at Headwaters. In addition to farming, Emily loves cooking and preserving food (though these activities often get sidelined during the busy farm season), trail running when she can find the time (and the daylight hours), and she always has at least one book--usually fiction--and several magazines on her nightstand.

Rachael Crane

Rachael is an Ohio transplant who has lived in Portland for almost four years now. After graduating from Ohio State University with a degree in Wildlife Management, Rachael received an internship at an educational farm. It was there she discovered her love for growing and sharing food. Since moving to Portland, Rachael has worked at a variety of different farm operations from an alpaca ranch and blueberry patch to a small urban CSA market garden. She is excited to join the team at Full Cellar Farm and learn more about growing vegetables on a larger scale and help lay the foundation for the new farm! When she’s not farming, Rachael can be found hiking, climbing, and cuddling all shapes and sizes of chihuahuas. 

Llew Whipps

Llew has loved the idea of farming since childhood, but growing up in Portland, they didn’t get the chance to try it until recently. Once they did, though, it was love at first sight – Llew learned the how-to of small farming during their time as an intern at Zenger farm in 2016, and has been farming since. In 2017, they got the chance to scale up and work on a 40-acre vegetable farm in Ireland, and after traveling a bit, spent the winter farming on Sauvie Island. Llew loves the way farming never lets you stop learning, and they are grateful to have been able to learn from so many farms and farmers. At Full Cellar’s smaller scale, they look forward to developing a more complete sense of the land. Llew has dreams of starting a farm that supports a social justice project, and helps bring good food - and the shared experiences and conversations that often go with it - to a wider community. Outside of farming, Llew enjoys playing accordion, spending time in wilder parts of the outdoors, and being inspired by books and music. Having studied sociology, they love a good discussion, especially when it can be had over a good, farm-fresh meal.

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