January 18, 2019
Farmer and Crop Design Manager
Mark has always known he was a farmer. From planting tomatoes with his Italian grandfather in suburban NJ to tending an urban garden in downtown Los Angeles, growing has always been in his blood. He has spent years in entertainment, public relations and most recently owned the highly rated Larchmont Grill in Los Angeles for which he grew produce, served as menu consultant and developed a mostly local wine program. He has been involved with the urban farming movement and community gardening in LA. In September of 2011 he and his partner bought The Starter Farm to finally realize his lifelong dream of having a farm. On the farm he concentrates on plant management and fruit and vegetable production. He also tries to serve as comic relief.