Meet The Team
Tysh is the Lead Developer of the FarmHub. She works on the big picture, and her years of experience working on the local food economy make her an excellent guide as we work to serve farmers and food processors in our community. We asked Tysh:
What do you like most about working at the FarmHub?
“I love that we are building a strong food system together - producers, Farmhub and purchasers.”
Any favourites in the FarmHub store?
“I order Justo's Hummus most times and Snowdon House Ginger Coconut Dahl is going to be coming camping with me this summer!”
Tell us one fun fact about yourself!
“I play the banjo.”
It sounds like one day we better post a banjo performance for our community.
Working on all aspects of the FarmHub, Lauren keeps things organized and running smoothly.
Find out more about Lauren!
What is her favourite thing about the FarmHub? “It feels like a family! Together, with our suppliers, customers and community, we are change-makers creating innovation and positive transformations in our local food movement. We are asking the hard questions, not afraid to grow and learn together.”
What is her favourite food in the FarmHub store? “I can never have enough condiments! Our brand new FarmHub processed Pesto and chutneys by Old Soul Jam Co. add so much magic to food. Whether it be in sandwiches, on crackers or pizza, or to accompany a nice charcuterie, they do not disappoint!”
What is a fun fact about her? “I have travelled to almost 40 countries. The bucket list continues ;)”
Warehouse and Farmer Relations Manager
Colleen works hard to support our partner farmers and producers, and ensure that all the food comes in and orders go out smoothly! Colleen makes magic happen behind the scenes.
We asked Colleen:
What do you like most about the FarmHub? “What I like most about FH is all the people I've met: farmers and their teams, staff, volunteers. I've gained many friends which has really helped during the isolation of covid.”
What is a favourite food of yours in the FarmHub store? “My fave item in the store is the Sutre Sauce Rosee Sauce, and any type of Cabbage that the farmer's offer!”
What is a fun fact about you? “I love cats, all cats.”
Hopefully we all get to meet Colleen’s cat someday.
Distribution and Aggregation Coordinator
Find out more about Chelsey and her love for local food.
What she likes most about the Farmhub: “Supporting Local Farmers is so important. Spreading the love in food!”
Her Favorite thing in the FarmHub store: “Little Cukes”
A fun fact about her: “I love Pippi Longstocking and hate chard! =)”
No chard and lots of cucumber from the FarmHub for Chelsey.
Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Erika loves getting to communicate about food and sharing stories about all the amazing local farmers and processors that we get to work with.
What do you like most about the FarmHub? "Celebrating seasonal eating rather than feeling like it's a challenge, also seeing what customers make with their orders!”
What is your favourite farmhub store item? “Island Eko Pantry's Gochujang sauce and Maiiz Nixtamal tortillas"
What is one fun fact about you? “I have a tortoiseshell cat named Georgie and a super old blue campervan named Blue Jean!"
Make sure to reach out if you want to chat with Erika over our socials channels!
Distribution and Aggregation Coordinator
Kiley brings her humour and good energy to the FarmHub and is always a happy sight for customers when out on her route.
Her favourite thing in the FarmHub store: “Two Rivers Dill or Roasted Garlic Mustard"
Fun fact about her: “I'm also a puppeteer!"
Jessica helps keep things humming behind-the-scenes.
Favorite part of Farmhub?
“Besides the fact that staff are friendly and knowledgeable, I really enjoy that Farmhub supports local producers.”
Favorite thing in the store?
“I'm excited to try the seasonal fruits.”
“I enjoy doing painting and medieval combat in local parks.”
We will have to keep an eye out for medieval combat happening in local parks!
Carolyn is a fantastic volunteer who gives her time to the FarmHub generously. Carolyn has helped our expansion of home delivery and food processing possible. Thank you Carolyn!
Get to know Carolyn - find out
what is Carolyn’s favourite part of working at the FarmHub? “I love knowing I am supporting local farmers and producers!
what is Carolyn’s favourite FarmHub food? “mixed salad greens - but really everything!”
what is one fun fact about Carolyn? “I have volunteered with Lifecycles fruit tree project going on 22 years!”
Carolyn is a dedicated volunteer our community is lucky to have!
Cyndy is one of our fabulous volunteers who makes so much of our work possible. From helping make pesto, to putting together your produce boxes, we are so thankful for Cyndy.
We asked Cyndy:
What is your favourite part of working with the FarmHub? “I love learning about the different vegetables that grow locally and being able to eat them!”
What is your favourite food available through the FarmHub? “Tomatoes.”
What is a fun fact about you? “I love to travel.”
Join us in appreciating Cyndy!