Meet 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.