Zoom Connection: Maitland Farm and Community Gardening
The next Salem Chamber Zoom Connection will feature Andy Varela of Salem's Maitland Mountain Farm.
Maitland Mountain Farm was born in 2009 — a father-daughter project of Peter and Holly Maitland. The duo later joined the Salem Farmers’ Market during the market’s inaugural year. Towards the end of the farm’s first season, Holly met Andy, an ambitious cook from California who was looking for a new way to connect to the local foodservice industry. Holly’s years of industry experience and a knack for gardening coupled with Andy’s desire for a new project — the farm grew. Today, the Maitland family operates two greenhouses at their south Salem farm - growing the ingredients for their popular pickles, pickled vegetables and hot sauces. Andy also assists the city of Salem through his work in organizing and maintaining the Mack Park Food Farm which is a combination of a working municipal farm & a community food forest that was designed & built with help from Andy Varela. Their goal is to provide healthy, sustainably grown produce to Salem residents.
Please note: Moderated by Chamber Executive Director Rinus Oosthoek, Salem Chamber’s zoom connections are limited to 25 participants and registrations are on a first come, first serve basis. There is no cost to attend for Salem Chamber members. Zoom links will be emailed to participants two days prior to the event. There is no cost to attend for Salem Chamber members. Register online now!