Jessica Crabtree
40 Under 40, Class of 2021

Jessica Crabtree


Wegman's Organic Farm & Orchard

Job Title

Growing Manager


  • Responsible for growing diverse organic crops for grocery chain and maintaining a cooperative spirit among her staff. “Growing organically is about fostering harmony and helping to inspire balance every day in the field.”
  • Started a Community Supported Agriculture operation from the ground up at a farm she partnered with in Pennsylvania.


When it Comes to Hobbies: Jessica loves outdoor activities including gardening, hiking, camping and cross-country skiing. “I cannot live without growing and cooking my own food.”

Fun Facts

A Passion for Growing: “The New Organic Grower” by Eliot Coleman is her favorite book. “I read it when I first started to embrace my passion for growing food for market and it inspired me and has shaped my journey.”

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