Natural food guru by way of kayak guide, park ranger, substitute teacher, science teacher, and cheese monger. Hoarder of maps, postcards and bike parts. Stephanie found herself in Olympia last year and has been a valuable part of our team ever since. Last month she married her partner of six years, Sean St. Marie at a rustic camping wedding in Idaho.
What do you do here at Farm Fresh Market?
A little bit of this and a little bit of that. I run the cash register, order, stock, and help decide what new foods to bring in. Most importantly, talking with the customers about food!
What do you do in your spare time?
Hiking, backpacking, kayaking, cooking, having friends and family over for dinner, traveling, camping with my shiny new husband...
What drew you to natural foods?
In college I started cooking more healthy foods and shopping at the local co-op.
Are you a native Washingtonian?
No, I'm from the greatest state in the Union, Idaho! But I do enjoy living in Washington, a close second.
What's your favorite thing about working at Farm Fresh Market?
Talking about foods, trying new foods, and connecting customers with farmers.
Do you have any products that you absolutely love?
All of them. You should probably ask me if there are any products that I don't love, because the list would be shorter. I could not live without our rotisserie chickens.
What's your favorite way to enjoy the rotisserie chicken?
Eat it straight off the bone - in my car - in the parking lot. I also like to eat it on green salads or make chicken salad, and I always make broth.
Any tips for a good broth?
Let it simmer for a very long time and throw any and all vegetables in it - floppy celery, whole garlic cloves, whatever you have laying around in your fridge.
I'm also enjoying all of the fresh local produce right now.
What is your favorite seasonal fall produce?
Apples - all the varieties of apples