Antonio is the CEO of Urban Crops (the farm’s umbrella company) and Manager and Farmer at Cavaleiro Farm. After working in several careers – including engineering and photography – Antonio started Cavaleiro Farm in 2014 to not only live more sustainably, but also to figure out how we as a society could build more regenerative local farms.
Since then, he has developed the Community Farming System, online courses, and training services to help landowners and farmers build more self-sufficient, productive, and profitable farms.
As the CEO of Urban Crops, Antonio is the visionary and idea generator. He also provides customized coaching to clients and is an engaging speaker who shares his experience and knowledge with those interested in the farmlife through online trainings, workshops, conferences, and our podcast. Antonio is also the President of his local National Farmers Union chapter.
As Cavaleiro Farm’s Maestro and Head Farmer, Antonio builds systems and designs the farm; runs the day-to-day operations; and provides fresh, local produce to his community members through the Schomberg Vegetable Box.
When he’s not hard at work on the farm, Antonio enjoys going for walks, reading, eating foods from different countries, and hanging out with his son.