Meet the team: Mekala

Mekala first caught the farming  bug 10 years ago while apprenticing on an organic vegetable operation in the Berkshires. Since then, she has worked on several farms throughout Maine, MA, and NH.

2023 will be her fourth season at Stout Oak Farm! She’s the Field Manager and in that role you’ll see her heading up the transplant team, keeping an eye on the health of the plants, and taking care of the soil.

On any given day she might: harvest and wash baby greens, set up fencing, move irrigation, solve pest mysteries, stake peas or tomatoes, mulch cucurbits, and admire the cutest little plants.

A fun fact about Mekala – she often makes her lunch out of “farm food” (the veggies that are second quality that all the farmers eat). She loves to rescue weird carrots and overgrown cukes to craft giant microgreen salads! “Eat the fruits of your labor!”