Thomas McCurdy. Thomas is a chef and occasional TV personality (you may have seen him on Food Network's Chopped Sweets or FOX's Crime Scene Kitchen Season 1). After six years operating a successful & multifaceted bakery operation, he has hung up his apron (for now) in order to spend more time on the farm and devote his energies to overseeing the business end of Ardelia Farm & Co. Together with Bailey, Thomas puts on a number of brunch and dinner events on the farm throughout the season. Check out the Events page for more information.
Bailey Hale. Bailey began gardening when he was six years old and never looked back. He interned at Longwood Gardens after earning his degree in horticulture from the University of Kentucky, then went on to partner in a critically acclaimed floral and event design firm in Philadelphia (he was also a professional opera singer for ten years). Bailey learned early on that the cool VT climate is well suited for the production of sweet peas all season long, and is thrilled to now be devoting the majority of his efforts to the production and preservation of top quality sweet pea seed.
Ardelia Farm is not open to the public and cannot accommodate drop-by visitors.
"My grandmother, Ardelia Roggenkamp Moore (1915-2013), was one of the warmest and most hospitable women you could have ever had the fortune of knowing. It was from her, while on childhood visits to her farm, that I developed my love of flowers and passion for gardening. She was an excellent cook who took great joy in feeding her family and neighbors. She graciously remembered her grandchildren in her passing, assisting Thomas and me in realizing our dream of buying a farm of our own. We thought it only fitting that we name our farm in honor of Ardelia, and strive to keep her memory and spirit alive in everything we do." -Bailey