Charlie hails from his hometown of Rye, New York, a suburb of New York City. Growing up there, farming was a career he never thought to consider. After graduating from Bowdoin College with a degree in economics and feeling unsure what to do with it, he spent a summer farming with his sister in the Berkshires. Famous last words. From there, he moved on to apprentice at Appleton Farms in Ipswich, MA, and spent the following season with Noah Kellerman and Sophie Courser at Alprilla Farm in Essex, MA, as the assistant manager.
During that time Charlie learned that one of his deep interests in agriculture lies in the buildings that make agriculture possible; barns, outbuildings, and homes. In pursuit of more knowledge and skill around this subject, Charlie moved to Vermont to pursue a career in the building trades with hopes of someday becoming a timber framer. I guess the trip to Vermont was a success! Charlie currently lives in Tunbridge, VT, at Take Stock Farm with his partner, Jillian, and their dog, Gunnar.
In his downtime, Charlie is usually growing vegetables, sitting on a tractor, drinking coffee, or all three.