Since 2018, Sarah (sg/she/they) has been providing timely, honest and affordable service and repair work and teaching new farmers how to operate and maintain equipment in the Hudson Valley. Over the past 14 years of growing vegetables, making compost, and teaching adults and kids, she has been developing her knack for operating and fixing equipment. Since starting her business, Sarah has found a real passion for training queer, trans, Black, Indigenous, people of color, women and non-binary farm workers about tractor safety and operation.
While getting her bachelor's degree in her home state of Michigan, Sarah began operating harvesting equipment on a cherry farm and shadowed the farm’s mechanic to learn how to repair and service fork lifts, cherry shakers, and tractors. She operated a variety of heavy equipment while managing the compost operation at Stone Barns Center, where she learned useful repairs and good mechanical practices from her mentor there. Throughout her time growing vegetables in the past decade, she has enjoyed learning to repair the tractors and implements involved in production along the way.
In 2018, Sarah started traveling to farms repairing and servicing equipment and since then, her mobile business has grown. In the winter of 2022, Sarah worked with the Hudson Valley Farm Hub to co-create and teach an 8-week Farm Mechanic Basics program for farmers to learn how to repair and maintain their own equipment. Sarah is based in Kingston, New York and travels to farms in Ulster, Greene, Dutchess, Columbia, and Orange counties.