March is for the Ladies
In honor of March being Women’s History Month and this past Friday being International Women’s Day, we wanted to give you a little background on how influential women have been in shaping Corbin Hill.
Corbin Hill was founded in 2009 by Dennis Derryck and a group of 11 investors who purchased a farm in Schoharie County. This group was exceptionally uncommon as more than 70% of the group were black and latinx, and 50% of them identify as women.
Uplifting women in leadership has been a longstanding value at Corbin Hill as operations have been historically women-run. Currently, our office staff is made up of 6 people, and 5 are women.
We also have incredible Site Coordinators in the field working every week distributing your fresh veggies. Throughout four boroughs, we have 25 Site Coordinators, and 20 are women! Our women are seriously crushing it every day, and each season our Farm Share grows bigger and better because of these rockstars.
Another way our organization supports women leaders and entrepreneurs is through the add-on items we intentionally select. We strive to carefully curate products crafted by women or minority entrepreneurs. One of our most popular items is the Corbin Hill Tote. The tote is ethically and responsibly made by a women’s self-reliance and empowerment group in India.
Our Shareholder community is another large group made up of culture-defying women. This extraordinary group of actors, chefs, students, social justice warriors, mothers, bakers, entrepreneurs, and medical professionals make our program rich and full of life. You can find some of their individual stories in our Newsletters.
At Corbin Hill, we raise our glass to all the self-made, hardworking, rockstar women out there. Keep doing your thing!