Emma DeBord’s involvement with farmers markets began seven years ago when she became a market vendor for River Valley Ranch, a mushroom farm located in Burlington, Wisconsin. She has worked both the Tosa Farmers Market and the Milwaukee County Winter Farmers Market for River Valley. In 2015 she began managing the Riverwest Gardeners Market. In the summers of 2016 and 2017, Emma worked at Lotfotl Community Farm in Elkhorn growing organic vegetables in addition to managing the Riverwest Gardeners Market on the weekend. Now, she is currently cooking at 2894 on Main, a farm-to-table restaurant in East Troy, when she’s not at the market. Emma has her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Women’s and Gender Studies, with a minor in Africology and certificate in LGBT Studies. She intends to pursue a doctorate in Women’s and Gender Studies in order to investigate the intersections between gender and food. When Emma is not working at market or at the restaurant, she is face painting, canning vegetables, brewing beer, or tending to her own garden.