JCFM is hosting its Annual Member Meeting and Board Election on Sunday, March 10 from 5pm to 7pm at the Chimacum Grange. We have three board seats up for election this year. Members, please review nominees on this page. Contact Amanda Milholland, JCFM Director, if you would to be considered for the board. Nominees are also accepted at the Annual Meeting.
Marko Colby I have been a vendor at the Port Townsend Farmers Market for ten years (since 2005). First selling my sauerkraut and kimchi, then as a farm vendor working with Frog Hill Farm and since 2008 as co-owner of Midori Farm. The market was an important incubator for my small business and market sales make up a significant portion of our farms annual income. I have watched the market organization grow and flourish over the years and I am dedicated to seeing it continue to prosper. I would like to stay on the board to help ensure that the primary concern of the organization is to serve the market vendors and increase sales, and also to provide a continued and important farmer perspective on the board.
Radha Newsom co-founded FireKeeper Productions, a musical theater company creating shows based on folk tales. She trained in acrobatics and coached at the New England Center for Circus Arts in Brattleboro, VT eventually coaching and leading two youth circus performing troupes. Radha completed a ten-month cycle tour with her husband in Scandinavia, the Baltics, and Southeast Asia. She moved from Vermont to Nordland, WA in 2016, where she runs the family business, Newquist Forge, with her husband. Radha also teaches acroyoga and circus arts at Sunfield School and Mystic Monkey Yoga Studio.
“I want to support my community in our efforts to localize food and goods; in the creation of strong social bonds that can be depended on to strengthen our culture and in times of natural disasters or other upheavals. Having worked in schools and ensembles, I understand the importance of collaboration and reaching across the table to find solutions. I am creative and believe that I can add ideas that may not have been considered before, and have the ability to help to manifest some of the ideas generated. I have an insiders perspective having been a vendor at the market for the last two years.”
Scott Rogers co-owner of Aldrich’s Market, Scott has a strong business background and investment in our community. He and his wife, Robin, co-own Dogs-A-Foot and are working together to reinvent Aldrich’s Market as an uptown hub for fresh food and community. Aldrich’s has been a long-time sponsor of the Jefferson County Farmers Markets and Scott has deepened this connection in support of a vibrant uptown.