Team Member of the Month

Meet Grace Thalasinos

Grace Thalasinos

What is your role at the Store?

I’m the Perishable Buyer.

 

How long have you worked here?

I’ve been here since May 2013 when I started as a stocker.

 

What is your top product recommendation and why?

Our Oliva Provisions kale pesto with a yeasted baguette from our bakery. It’s garlicy and delicious.

 

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

I enjoy hiking, being outdoors, cooking and experimenting with all things food and drink, reading, and geeking out on history and politics.

 

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

Lettuce, as I don’t always do well in the sun

 

What do you think the most important issue of our times is? Do you have a solution to propose?

I wouldn’t dare say what’s the most important, but I think a general lack of empathy and compassion for others is a big issue. Our mindset as a society is so individually focused, and it often comes at the expense of others, whether it’s not doing right by our own communities or on a much larger global scale. The system we live in is built to lift some up at the expense of most others. While it’s not an all-encompassing solution, being aware of where you put your money, time, and vote is a start.