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Our Team

Katie Burdett

Katie Burdett

Farm Manager

Katie’s love for fresh, organic produce started in a few small pots on a balcony in Chicago. She has been practicing small-scale intensive farming since 2011, including growing for Chef Rick Bayless at his home garden, greenhouse and rooftop garden. She joined the Granor Farm team in 2015 and considers it a joy to not only grow delicious and nutritious food, but to also connect with the wonderful and supportive community in Southwest Michigan.

Contact: [email protected]

Wesley Rieth

Wesley Rieth

Operations Manager

Wes enjoyed countless childhood summers working on farms in Southwest Michigan, and resumed farming full-time in June of 2016. He considers his second home to be underneath the hood of a tractor, but when his hands aren't greasy, he enjoys running, cycling, live music, and enjoying good food among the company of good friends.

Contact: [email protected]

Abra Berens

Abra Berens

Chef

Abra strives to make simple, delicious food that celebrates the Midwest. She believes that the meals we eat should change with the seasons and that their ingredients should come from nearby. She has been cooking since 2006, from the storied Zingerman’s Deli, to chef driven restaurants in Chicago. In 2017, she left her position as Executive Chef at Local Foods to join the Granor team. As the chef at Granor Farm, Abra combines her love of Michigan, cooking vegetables just-pulled from the ground, and sharing them with others around one big table.

Contact: [email protected]