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.
Administrator and Distribution/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.
Production and Distribution Assistant
Elina is a production and distribution assistant. Elina supports Colleen in the warehouse with aggregation and distribution. We are excited to have her for the summer.
What do you like most about the FarmHub? “The capacity it has to connect and uplift both farmers and community members.”
What is your favourite farmhub store item? “Coastal Mushroom’s Lion’s Mane and Oceanview’s fresh strawberries.”
What is one fun fact about you? “I’m also a farmer! I get to work at an organic farm (@fiercelovefarm) that provides beautiful produce to the farmhub.”
Elina’s passion for farms and people is infectious! We are lucky to have her energy on the team.
Communications and Marketing Coordinator
Jaya enjoys connecting with our community via social media and through our newsletters and blog.
What she likes most about the FarmHub: “The way it makes local food accessible and supports local food producers as well as community.”
Her favourite thing in the FarmHub store: “Ginger root from @suntriofarm! We use ginger root to make chai, and there’s nothing quite like enjoying chai made with fresh and local ginger!”
Fun fact about her: “I played quidditch in Scotland!”
Let her know if you have any questions about muggle quidditch!
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!
Miranda is one of our amazing volunteers who help us get food from farmers and producers out to customers. We are very thankful for her time and hard work!
Get to know Miranda! We asked:
What do you like most about the FarmHub? “Learning about different kinds of produce.”
What is your favorite FarmHub food? “The regional mushrooms.”
What is a fun fact about you? “I am an ariel yoga instructor.”
Miranda is clearly cooler than all of us - I have yet to give ariel yoga a try!
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!