Sharon Briggs and Lisa Maginnis are the founders of Peasant's Parcel. They met in central West Virginia during college and starting growing mushrooms shortly after, in 2009.
Sharon grew up just a few miles from our farm! She enjoys volunteering her time as a Hampshire County Master Gardener and the Manager's Assistant of the Capon Bridge Farmer's Market. Sharon helps manage the Kitchen Garden at historic Fort Edwards and leads hikes as a Docent at The Nature Conservancy's Ice Mountain. She is a board member of the Hampshire County Recycling Cooperative and volunteers at the county Recycling Center. She spent 13 years working in Shelter Services before starting Peasant's Parcel.
Sharon has been hiking and foraging most of her life. She has taken several courses in farming and gardening, including finishing the Boston Urban Farming Institute Urban Farmer Training, the Boston Master Urban Gardener Training, and the West Virginia Master Gardener Program. She was honored to be named a Master Artist in Mushroom Foraging by the West Virginia Folklife Program for 2023.
Lisa oversees the operation and maintenance of our environmental infrastructure, including electrical and solar systems. Lisa's wide variety of DIY skills have kept our farm efficient with a low operating overhead.