Karen Vollmecke is owner, farmer and the driving force behind Vollmecke Orchards & CSA. After graduation from the Longwood Gardens Professional Gardener Training Program, she worked in the horticultural industry until taking up farming full-time in 1989. Karen has over 30 years of growing experience! Her love of the land, nature, and all growing things is evident in the produce she raises. She has a passion for raising excellent food and connecting people to their food source. No surprise – she likes to cook too.
Karen is a former board member of the Chester County Extension, Chester County Agricultural Development Council, and has served on various West Brandywine Township committees. She is a current member of the PA Vegetable Growers Association, the PA State Horticultural Society and the PA Sustainable Agriculture Association (PASA). She has served as the President of the Chester/Delaware County Fruit Growers Association. In 2006, Karen was recognized as Farmer of the Year by the Chester County Board of Commissioners.