Our Team

Common Farms was started by a team of three childhood friends who grew up in Hong Kong. After living and working abroad (from France to China; the United States to Egypt and East Africa), they reunited in Hong Kong and realized a shared vision: to grow a local, fresh, and quality food supply for their hometown city! Leveraging their collective industry and functional experiences in urban gardening, food and beverages (f&b), manufacturing, global agriculture systems, and management consulting, they founded Common Farms in 2017.

 
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Jessica Fong

Operations Manager
Oversees all business operations, from farm to market; Experience managing restaurant groups in Hong Kong and manufacturing food-grade gadgets in China; Inspired by food while living in Paris; Passionate about her twin boys, @rocco_and_duca

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Preston Hartwick

Farm Manager
Manages the farm and experiments with growing innovations; Experience in food and water security research in Cairo and  green roofing celebrity homes in New York City; Never goes anywhere without his film camera (@hong_kong_aesthetic) and builds stuff for fun

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Ariana Yuen

Growth Manager
Investigates and pursues opportunities for business growth; Experience in management consulting in DC and New York City for private, non-profit, and government clients, as well as advisory for agriculture-focused development programs in Ethiopia; Has farmed cabbage in North Korea