We couldn’t make this collaboration run smoothly without a dedicated staff that is passionate about growing the local food movement here in Maine. Here are some of the friendly faces that work behind the scenes to make this all happen.
Daybreak Growers Alliance, LLC Owners
While Daybreak is guided by the needs and perspective of all its farmers, it relies on the leadership of three women who are deeply rooted in Maine’s agricultural landscape. Christa Bahner of Bahner Farm manages their farmstead in Belmont where she aggregates products from 15+ Maine farmers. Colleen Hanlon-Smith is an owner of Locust Grove Orchards and has been building markets with Maine farmers for the last 15 fifteen years. Adrienne Lee, of New Beat Farm, has operated their own horse-powered multi-farm CSA before her work piloting the Daybreak CSA in 2019. These agricultural entrepreneurs are responsible for the economic viability of the business as well as ensuring that Daybreak meets its goal of providing a stable and equitable marketplace for farm partners and and top quality local food to its customers.
Sofia Harjung- Membership and Pack-shed Manager
As the Membership and Packshed Manager Sofia is the friendly voice on the line with you if you’ve called about CSA questions or emailed in to make changes to your shares. From the time your veggies get from the farmers fields to your dinner table she plays an integral role in ensuring quality, accuracy and reliability of our Daybreak Shares. She lives in Troy with her husband, son and two dogs, where they grow a garden and keep horses, ducks and pigs. She has worked on several farms, managed a produce department at a co-op, and is passionate about getting local food into the hands of local folks. Sofia and her family also run Boxcar Books, a bookstore & community space in Thorndike opening June 2019.…
Tessa Rosenberry, Marketing and Communications Manager
Tessa Rosenberry is the Communications and Marketing Manager for Daybreak. She
also co-founded ScrapDogs Community Compost, and is passionate about helping
people build a healthier, more vibrant, and more resilient food system. She grew up
in Massachusetts and lived in New York City for six years before escaping to beautiful
Maine. She lives in Rockland with her partner and their dog Rhubarb.