Nicki Passarella and Irina Schabram

Nicki Passarella and Irina Schabram

Amica Farm is the product of two hardworking, passionate and fun-loving female farmer friends: Irina and Nicki. We met during our farm internship at Zenger Farm in SE Portland in 2017. There we worked side-by-side learning, growing and developing our farm skills and dreams.

Amica Farm specializes in salad mixes throughout the seasons: spicy, tender greens in Spring, colorful lettuces in Summer and hearty braising mixes through the Autumn and Winter. We also grow a wide variety of heirloom and unusual vegetables as well as the culinary staples we all rely upon.

Nicki brings several years of experience in farmers market management to this partnership as well as an in depth knowledge of food preservation and a passion for food justice and farmer advocacy.

Irina has had her hands in the dirt since she was a child, helping her grandparents harvest potatoes and plant leeks and lettuces. She is excited to be using the same organic farming methods that her grandparents and great-grandparents utilized in Eastern Germany to bring naturally-grown and tasty vegetables to Portlandians.