Jim and Toni Hammond
Jim and Toni have operated Hazel Dell Mushrooms since 1980. Toni worries about the payroll and bills and Jim worries about everything else. Jim's educational background is in biology and business. Before starting Hazel Dell, Jim served a 3 year stint with the Fresh Mushroom Division of Castle and Cooke Foods (Dole Pineapple). In that company, he initally worked on mushroom farm budgets and ended as a manager of the mushroom spawn plant.
Jared Scherger with Jim in one of our Harvest rooms
Jared started with HDM in 2010 doing part time maintenance. Over the past years he has become an accomplished mushroom grower and he now oversees all aspects of farm operations and sales. He shares many of his activities with the owner, Jim Hammond.
In his time off he is a talented musician and vocalist and has been a member of several local bands he also maintains beautiful year-round garden and enjoys the Rocky Mountain wilderness as much as the mushrooms will let him
Heres' Our Crew Standing in front of our new boiler and our old sign.
Please meet (l-r) Gregorio Ramirez, Jose Ruiz, Juan Sanchez, Juan Carlos, Jared Sherger, Chad Sebern, Alejandro Carrasco, Juan Ramon, and Jose Reyes.
He is a US Army veteran who has been working with us at Hazel Dell for 9 months. His favorite part of the job is being able to help produce Colorado's highest quality organic mushrooms. He works hard at the farm and he also runs the Farmers Market booth in Boulder on Saturdays. He loves to see how excited our customers are to see us every Saturday!
He is learning american sign language to better assist deaf/nonverbal customers so you should come to the market to test his skills! He loves to nerd out on mycology and is an aspiring mushroom cultivator.
Say Hi to Luke next time you are at the Boulder Farmers Market!