Adam & Stephanie Holtey, OwnersAdam Holtey has been living in the Rogue Valley since the age of two, when his family moved to Ashland. He lives with his wife, Stephanie, and two children in Medford. Adam and Stephanie are passionate about health; nutrition; and supporting and participating in the local economy.
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 managed holistic health centers in Ashland, Eugene, and Portland. He teaches Qigong at Community Acupuncture + Natural Health, a center he owns and operates on ‘A’ Street in Ashland. Adam even offers a Rogue Produce loyalty rewards program for faithful acupuncture, massage, and Qigong clients—contact Adam for details if you’re interested!
Adam and Stephanie are grateful to be operating Rogue Produce, and they cherish the relationships they’ve made with producers and customers. They’ve learned so much about meals they can produce with seasonal produce, the nutritional benefits of the products they sell, and the importance of supporting local. Adam and Stephanie wish 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
Kate Womack, Manager
Kate is Rogue Produce’s Online Farmers Market Manager, Social Media Obsessor, Ferreter of New Online Offerings, and General Produce Lackey. Kate grew up in the backwoods of Northern Minnesota and migrated westward in 2003. Kate graduated magna cum laude from SOU with a BS in Psychology and Art. She has worked in the agriculture sphere since 2015 as a commercial beekeeper engaging in pollination and is in graduate school to become Clinical Mental Health Councilor. She is passionate about people and how nutrition and beekeeping can be worked to promote mental health. Kate is interested in food systems and how they function regionally, nationally, and globally. She strongly believes in the local food movement as a means to build community, support family owned farms, promote sustainability, and create the much-needed atmosphere of human connectedness to our food sources. She has served as the secretary of Southern Oregon Beekeepers, sat on the board of Bee City USA for a term, Has been involved in the Oregon State University’s Master Beekeeping Program, has worked with the Bee Girl Organization as both a volunteer and keeper of the bees, is currently the Beekeeper for the Southern Oregon University apiary, is grateful to a part of the Rogue Produce team, and is pretty sure that eating isn’t going out of style any time soon.
Richard Cole, Bundle and Delivery
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Matt Suhr, Farmer
Matt Suhr is the proprietor of Happy Dirt Veggie Patch. In his scant free time, he likes to hike, write, make art, invent farm gadgets, and ponder the meaning of life. He has resided in the Rogue Valley since 2008 and previously farmed in Arizona for many years.
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