A longtime Seacoast of New Hampshire resident, Jeff Cantara loves basking in the warm glow of the Sun. After studying Natural Resources Management at the University of Vermont, he headed to the Pacific Northwest and then onto Alaska (decidedly non-sunny environments) to work as a wildlife biologist and wildland firefighter. After several years of wilderness exploration, soggy boots and monster mosquitoes, he returned to the Seacoast in 2001 and leased a small, threadbare organic farm. One thing led to another, and a passion for sustainable agriculture was born, eventually growing into a dynamic and diversified farm located on 70 permanently conserved acres in the Great Bay watershed.
In 2014, a long-standing interest in appropriate technology and renewable energy was rekindled and Jeff shifted his focus from harvesting the energy of the Sun with plants and pasture to the use of cutting edge technology. He feels particularly fortunate to have landed with ReVision Energy, a company that shares many of the ideals and values on which his farm was founded.
When he’s not helping folks to gather golden rays, you can find him surfing, building and riding wooden skateboards, foraging wild mushrooms, trail running and riding, and generally getting up to mischief with his eight year old son.