Who We Are
The LCFM is comprised of a volunteer Board of Directors and a Market Manager. Our board is a group of passionate community members, dedicated to helping local farmers, artisans and food vendors connect to the greater Leavenworth community. Welcome new 2019 Board Members: Dan Wilkinson, Hernan Savastano, Tricia Petersen, Cali Osborne and Kim Nelson. We’re excited to have your skills and positive energy helping direct the market for the 2019 Market Season. A huge thank you to our past board members: Jenny Bourgeois, Ellie Chikkaraju, Jamie Poe, Jason Williams and Tara Walter-Waugh for ALL the amazing energy and love you put into the market, we appreciate you!
The LCFM is always looking for passionate individuals dedicated to promoting access to locally produced food for everyone within the community. Volunteer opportunities include:
Market Day: Help with setup/takedown for the market & vendors as well as any necessary cleanup
Marketing Committee: Work with the LCFM Board to create engaging and creative marketing strategies, events and projects to promote the market
Fundraising Committee: Assist in the preparation and execution of a variety of programs and fundraising events throughout the year
Gabby Page, Market Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
Gabby is a more recent transplant to Leavenworth and is ecstatic to be managing the Leavenworth Community Farmers Market this year! Though she is originally from Western Washington, she spent several years in the Colorado Rockies and fell in love with life in the mountains. Finally landing in Leavenworth has allowed a happy balance of being close to the beauty and recreation of the mountains with close proximity to family on the West side and in Coeur D’Alene, ID.
Gabby studied Biology at the University of Washington and continues to study and enjoy learning about the natural world. She is a long-time restaurant and hospitality manager with a strong understanding of executing large scale events, organization of teams, and motivating individuals. Gabby feels passionate about rebuilding local food economies, supporting family farmers, protecting the environment, and eating the best tasting food! In her spare time, you will find her playing outside or in the kitchen with the best local produce she can get her hands on.
Lauren Peterson, Administrative Manager, email@example.com
After graduating from the University of Washington with a Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW), my mission was clear. I wanted to help non-profits make a greater impact on our community. For me, that meant helping them build relationships (aka fundraise!).
I have since worked for organizations of various sizes and missions in Washington State and worked all over the development spectrum: event management, individual giving, sponsorship programs, volunteer management, grant writing, board development, external communications, and rebranding. I am excited to be putting these skills to use here in Leavenworth, making sure the back end operations of the Market stay in tip top shape!
When I’m not working for the Market, I can be found on a bike, teaching yoga, or in the mountains hiking or skiing. Most of these activities involve my husband, Ross, our sweet baby, Cedar, and our adorable labradoodle, Salty.
The LCFM is looking for new Board Members to join our amazing team of folks dedicated to promoting access to locally produced food and goods for everyone within the community. As a small non-profit, our Market runs predominately off the volunteer efforts of our enthusiastic Board. We welcome and invite anyone who wants to be more involved in making our community Farmers Market an even more amazing space for social gathering, healthy foods and supporting our local economy. If interested, please fill out our interest form and we will get back to you with more info.