The Fruit + Vegetable 40 Under 40 Awards honor 40 outstanding individuals making their marks in the industry. Three persons nominated by PVGA were selected for this year’s class of honorees – Jennifer Glenister, owner of New Morning Farm; Kaitlyn Horst, co-owner of Re-Devined and Marcus Nolt, president of Nolt’s Produce Supplies.
These 40 young professionals represent the best in the industry. The Fruit + Vegetable 40 Under 40 Class of 2022 will be honored at the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market EXPO, and recognized in the October 2022 issues of Fruit Growers News and Vegetable Growers News. PVGA will recognize the three Pennsylvania honorees at the Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention in Hershey. See details about the three Pennsylvania honorees below:
Organic Vegetable Grower, New Morning Farm
Jennifer Glenister started out as an apprentice and worked her way up to owning New Morning Farm in Pennsylvania. She has worked over twelve years as an organic vegetable grower. Jennifer has been active in both the Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association (PVGA) and Pasa Sustainable Agriculture, has served at the Farm Show booth, and is on the PVGA Convention Program Planning committee. In 2022, she received PVGA’s Young Grower Award.
Kaitlin (Dye) Horst started Re-DiVined, a vegetable grafting business in 2011. It serves produce farmers across the US, focusing on healthy plants and relationships. Kaitlin is inspired in her work by God’s heart to restore all of creation from disease and corruption. She is now married to Mike Horst with 3 children: Elena, Judah, and Peter. Together, they own the first farm in either of their families and grow produce along with the grafted plants.
President, Nolt’s Produce Supplies LLC
Marcus and a few employees took over the Nolt’s Produce Supplies business in 2018 and divided it into two businesses. Nolt’s provides vegetable growing supplies in the horticulture industry in the mid-Atlantic region. Marcus handles the purchasing, advertising, accounts payable and other management aspects. He and his team have a passion for the success of their customers. They constantly look for new equipment to make their small, diversified growers more successful and profitable.
The 40 Under 40 recognition program is sponsored by: AgBiome Innovations, Miller Chemical and Stokes Seeds as well as the Vegetable Growers News and the Fruit Grower News.