The Farmers

Chickadee Farm is owned and operated by Sebastian Aguilar and Kelly Gelino and supported by an amazing team of employees who make the fields beautiful and productive.

Kelly and Sebastian started farming in northern New Mexico and, after many farming adventures in different states, are happy to have settled in the fertile Willamette Valley.

Sebastian grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico and first experienced the magic of gardening with his Papy (Grandpa) in France. Papy was a meticulous gardener and Sebastian’s childhood summers collecting mulch, making compost and caring for the tools with him are some of his favorite memories. Sebastian is passionate about making the farm the best it can be… with healthy soil, quality crops, efficient systems and happy people. Sebastian also loves to learn and talk about  farming and teaches classes for the Organic Farm School among other organizations.

Kelly grew up mostly in Michigan and after graduating from college and climbing the tallest mountains of the West, decided to give farming a try. A passion for plants, food and landscapes inspires her year after year and if she’s not farming, she’s cooking or calling their three grown children.