Tom Wadson has been a farmer since 1976. He created Wadson’s Farm with an emphasis on producing clean, local, sustainable food and mentoring youth in this industry. He has enjoyed a very successful ocean-racing career, with his greatest joy being mentoring young sailors to win major ocean races. He has three wonderful children: Eliza, Daniel and Tess. His greatest hope is that he will be able to have a young Bermudian take over his operation and continue Bermuda’s long and important farming tradition.



  1. What is your favourite Bermudian tradition?

Fitted dinghy races.


  1. Where is the best place for a fish sandwich?



  1. Where is the best place for sushi?

Henry VIII.


  1. What’s the most Instagram-worthy place in Bermuda?

Without a doubt, @wadsonsfarm!


  1. What is the best advice you’ve ever received?

“Uncle Tommy, the main thing is not to panic.” From my niece when she was eight!


  1. What do you like most about yourself?

The fact that I am still alive!


  1. What do you like least about yourself?

The fact that I am no longer really young with a whole lot to look forward to!


  1. What keeps you up at night?

Hard weather.


  1. What’s the biggest obstacle you’ve overcome?

2 choices: drowning or being dumped at a Scottish boarding school at age 12. It’s too close to call.


  1. What’s your favourite thing to do on Sunday?



  1. How long have you been in Bermuda?

About 410 years in spirit!


  1. What’s your favourite beach?

Whale Bay west.


  1. What was your first job ever?

Bagging potatoes with Mr. Semos at Miles.


  1. Who was your favourite teacher as a child?

Miss Rideout, because she took us for a ride in her brand new car when I was five.


  1. Who was/is the most influential person in your life?

My dear mother, Judy Montgomery Moore, and my father, T.J., closely followed by Albert “Bert” Darrell and Bob Derector.


  1. What’s in your wallet right now?

Not much.


  1. Do you ever get island fever?

Never. I love Bermuda.


  1. What’s your favourite thing in your office?

The tractor, power steering and air conditioning!


  1. What’s your favourite thing at home?

The front porch.


  1. Loquat or Bermuda banana?



  1. St George’s or Somerset?



  1. Cricket or football?



  1. What are you reading right now?

A really complicated parts manual for a really complicated vacuum planter.


  1. What podcast are you listening to right now?

I don’t have a podcast, but my favourite broadcast was my weekly radio chat with David Lopes. I did this for over 20 years and finally did my last show on Friday, January 4th, 2019.


  1. What is your guilty pleasure?

New sails.


  1. What is your biggest phobia?

Bad decisions.