Team Member of the Month

James Mannix

What is your role at that Store?

I’m a chef in the deli.

How long have you worked here?

I started working here in 2010 in the kitchen prepping and became the Sous Chef until around 2013 when I moved on to other adventures. Happy to be back again.

What is your top product recommendation and why?

We have an array of awesome products from all of our departments and the farm. I think we have some of the best kale pesto available.

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

I enjoy riding motorcycles, hiking, camping, and traveling. I’ve been fortunate enough to travel to most of Central and South America, Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, and South East Asia. My favorite activity would be motorcycle trips in foreign countries. I also enjoy weightlifting (Olympic style and powerlifting).

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

A potato because I’m versatile.

What do you think the most important issue of our times is? What do you think the first step towards a solution is?

There are a lot of important issues and it’s hard to pick just one. Most of these issues are not new. Racial and social inequality, uneven distribution of wealth with a crumbling middle class, overpopulation, irreversible pollution and destruction to the planet to name a few. First step: love each other.