An inspirational look at the dedicated and passionate members of the HFC community who are driving us to opening day
When and why did you become an owner of HFC?
I joined HFC in November of 2015. I met Heather Robinson at the HFC booth at the downtown Hillsboro Farmers Market.
As soon as I knew what she represented I wanted to join and be an active participant.
Tell us a bit about yourself
I’ve been retired for going on eleven years. My goal for retirement was to volunteer in various capacities.
I volunteered for an organization that made pies to sell to give the profits to Mercy Corp to aid war victims in Iraq and Afghanistan. I volunteered in a Beaverton middle school ESL and remedial reading programs. I also taught adult ESL for eight years. I have been an active volunteer for HFC since joining.
I have a lot of different interests, some of which may border on obsessions…
I like rocks, cast iron cookware, cactuses, and other succulent plants. I have cooked all my adult life. Growing things to eat is very important to me. I place high importance on food that is actually good for you and it is very important to me that food travels as short of a distance as possible. I like my food minimally processed or not processed at all.
These last few things are what bind me to have a cooperative grocery store in Hillsboro.
In what way(s) do you volunteer for HFC and what do you enjoy about this experience(s)?
I was on the HFC Board of Directors for six years. I am a member of the Outreach Team. I represented HFC at farmers’ markets for five years.
My enjoyment derived is purely a love of giving my time to further something I believe in.