Our Team

Adam Holtey

Adam Holtey, Owner

Adam Holtey has been living in the Rogue Valley since the age of two, when his family moved to Ashland. In 2011, Adam launched Community Compost, a residential food scrap pickup service. Instead of this valuable resource going into our local landfill, Community Compost donates it to local farmers, who recycle the nutrient-rich material back into the soil to grow the local produce we all love. This collaboration with local farmers blossomed into the Rogue CSA, a local-to-local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) service. This has now evolved into a fully online farmers market at Rogue Produce, which delivers locally grown foods throughout the Rogue Valley—from Ashland to Gold Hill, Jacksonville to Eagle Point.

For several generations, his dad’s family made a living farming in Iowa. That’s what first sparked Adam’s interest in agriculture. This legacy combined with the fact that no one else was providing this needed service in the Rogue Valley propelled him to get involved. He connected with Southern Oregon farmers and producers to determine how best to bring locally grown food to local area residents.

Adam has also managed holistic health centers in Ashland, Eugene, and Portland, and currently teaches and writes books about Qigong. You can see Adam’s YouTube channel, Veriwell, for his latest Qigong videos, and visit his website, www.adamholtey.com, for information about his books and classes.

Adam is grateful to be operating Rogue Produce, and he enjoys the relationships he’s made with producers and customers. Adam plans to continue expanding and improving on on all aspects of Rogue Produce to enrich our community with the best of what’s local!

Mike Allen, Manager

Michael Allen

Mike was born and raised in Ashland. After graduating from Ashland High School he attended Concordia University in Portland where he earned a BA in Social Science with an emphasis in Psychology, *magna cum laude. While at Concordia, Mike was named Baseball Athlete of the Year, Scholar Athlete of the Year, and was an Academic All-American.
In addition to working with Rogue Produce & Community Compost, Mike is a Qigong enthusiast and specializes in a unique healing modality called Holistic Kinesiology. He enjoys spending much of his time outdoors and is dedicated to supporting natural systems that empower the health and efficacy of individuals and communities. 
Mike and Adam have been family friends since the 1980’s, and have worked together on numerous related projects in the past. Mike has been a member of the Rogue Produce team since 2017.


Richard Cole, Bundle and Delivery

It’s great to a part of the Rogue Produce Team, I have been their customer for 3 years and then when Covid 19 hit I lost most of my income sources. I contacted Adam and he offered to take me on. I am a professional musician and I’ve also worked at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for the last 16 years. Life had been going along well until Sept 8th when the fires swept through our neighborhoods, destroying our home and my neighbors’ houses too.

Now it is good for me to get back to work helping others by bringing them their groceries at a time when for many reasons people are reluctant to venture out shopping. Many friends have requested that we set up a gofundme to help us rebuild our lives after this devastation: here is the gofundme link if you feel called to support us. If you wish to help our recovery via PayPal using the Friends and Family option we save the % that gofundme takes. You can send PayPal donations to my wife, Earthstar’s, email costumesfairy@live.com.


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