40 Under 40, Class of 2019

Donald “DJ” Grandmaison


lēf Farms

Job Title

Sales and Marketing Manager


  • Participant in a startup with the mission to provide hydroponically grown, fresh, healthy and clean baby greens to the Northeast. Product can be found in over 500 retailers in New England and New York.
  • After graduating from college, helped launch wholesale arm of a small New Hampshire farm and grow it from 1 acre of production to well over 100 acres of vegetable production in six years.


DJ enjoys gardening with his two young sons planting ornamentals and veggies galore. He also can play the violin and the viola.

Fun Facts

DJ and family like to sneak away for vacations on the coast of Maine — Ogunquit being one of their faves.

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