Fruits, vegetables and other produce have always been a part of Patty’s life. Growing up in Molalla, she spent summers picking broccoli with friends. On weekends, she ran a small produce stand that her mother owned. Fast forward to today and Patty is now the produce manager at our Belmont Market in Portland, working with fruits and vegetables every day. It's a career that brings her joy, she says.
Lisa remembers when the organic food movement first took root in Berkeley, California. Back then, small “buying clubs” worked with local farmers to bring fresh, food directly to consumers. In the following years, a “shop local” trend caught on and spread. Today, as a freight clerk at our Belmont store in Portland, she relies on her industry experience to ensure customers have choices, especially those with unique, local flavor.
Jon, one of our Ashland store managers, encourages and strives for growth at work and in his own life. There’s rarely a day that goes by that Jon doesn’t read a book. Not just part of a book, mind you, but an entire book, cover to cover. He loves helping new authors find their voice, and he brings that passion for helping others to his work at Market of Choice every day, as well.
Corina assisted her mother by gathering ingredients, stirring the pot, and cleaning up afterward. Those moments left a lasting impression on her. She later enrolled in The French Pastry School in Chicago, as part of an immersive six-month program, learning pastry, baking and confectionery arts.