Tom founded Fable because he wanted a source of healthy, nutrient-rich food for his family that was free of harmful pesticides. He felt you shouldn’t have to go out to a restaurant to see beautiful pink watermelon radishes, or to taste delicious, nutty sunflower shoots that pack some crunch. With this in mind he created Fable to provide local residents, restaurants, and grocery stores with fresh, healthy, and locally grown produce. Tom is also a Producer for HBO, Friends of Muscoot Farm Board Member, Westchester Growers Alliance Board Member, and Green Ossining Sustainability Partnership Honoree.
Assistant Farm Manager / Head Chef
Amber is a New England girl, born and raised. She’s been cooking for almost as long as she can remember and has loved food for just as long. She is a registered dietitian, a trained chef, and an aspiring farmer. After completing her undergraduate degree she was accepted by Rush University Medical Center in Chicago to study clinical dietetics and completed her dietetic internship. Although the graduate program was clinically focused, whenever possible she chose projects that allowed her to work in the local community. Her thesis research analyzed the relationship between household food availability and socioeconomic status. In 2016, she earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical Dietetics and became a registered dietitian. Aside from farming the land at Fable, Chef Amber cooks for our new monthly Greenhouse Dinners.
Market Associate / Farmer
Kristen studied Equine Management at the University of New Hampshire and is versed in livestock management, animal nutrition, and foraging and weed identification. She’s worked as a farm hand in both New Hampshire and New York and we’re thrilled to have her on our team. Aside from helping out on the farm and caring for our wonderful chickens, she is also running our Marketplace on weekends. When visiting the farm be sure to stop in and say hello.
From New York to Northern California, Julian has an entrepreneurial spirit and a track record of taking on challenging projects. He has experience with transplanting, cloning, defoliation, and trimming plants. At previous farms he’s ensured that growth requirements of plants were met with proper lighting, soil quality, and pest management. We are excited to have him working with us at Fable after spending many years with our friends at Thompson’s Cider Mill.
Strategic Planning and Development
Mary spent many happy years as a social worker and department director at Green Chimneys Farm and Residential Treatment Center where the healing power of animals and nature is used to help children grow. She left Green Chimneys to raise a family with her husband, Paul. Mary has since been able to use her management skills to create and enhance programs in line with her passions. She directed projects at several residential treatment centers for children, developed and refined procedures at Solar City, launched and supervised garden programs at two local elementary schools. In her spare time, Mary guides hiking groups and plays with her family. Mary is thrilled to be a part of the fantastic team and mission of Fable, where all good things are rolled into one!
Sales and Distribution
Bill joined Fable in the summer of 2019 and brought with him a wealth of knowledge and experience from prior positions in the food industry including Account Executive for Bimbo Bakeries as well as Area Sales Manager for Coca Cola in nearby Elmsford. He handles distribution for the farm as well as connecting with local restaurants and chefs to help promote the healthy, local, and organic produce. After working in the city for several years Bill craved the country life and moved to Connecticut. He is an avid vegetable gardener and now practices square foot gardening in raised beds. His interest in agriculture comes from his Grandfather who was originally from a farm in Illinois. Photo coming soon.