Our Story


Special education expert Debora Thivierge founded ELIJA Farm as a non-profit project in 2016. The land had been owned and farmed by the Foglia family for more than 50 fruitful years. Farmers and educators Larry Foglia and Heather Forest were in search of new stewards of their fields. With a shared passion for sustainable agriculture and experiential learning, Deb and Randy collaborated with Larry and Heather to evolve the vision of the farm’s Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. ELIJA Farm’s unique CSA model offers programmatic opportunities for diverse populations and integrates members into the life and community of the farm. Larry and Heather serve as the farm’s primary agricultural consultants.