Monserrat Gomez

What is your role at the Store?

I have quite a few roles at the Farm Store. I’m a shift supervisor, and I also work in the grocery department and in the produce department.

How long have you worked here?

I’ve worked with Hawthorne Valley for a little over 2 years. I spent the first two years working with Rolling Grocer in Hudson, and for about two months now have been at the Farm Store.

What is your top product recommendation?

My top product recommendation is actually the bagels that are baked right there at the Bakery. I never had anything like it. They’re so soft yet crispy when you toast it right! My family gets excited every time I bring some home.

When you’re not at the Farm Store, what do you do?

I’m usually with my sisters or friends. I love going on road trips to anywhere with them, whether it be to a hike or an ice cream shop. I’m always out and about to somewhere!

If you were a fruit or vegetable, what would you be?

I would be a white donut peach because they are sweet and are out mostly in the summertime. I love the summertime!

What do you think the biggest issue of our time is? What do you think the first step towards a solution is?

Food waste has always been one of the most important issues of our time. There are a lot of people that go without food everyday in America. If people learn to decompose and dispose of food waste properly, we would be on the right track to a solution.

M Gomez