Emma DeBord was born and raised in the suburbs of Milwaukee and has lived in Southeast Wisconsin her entire life. Her interest in farmers markets began when she landed a job vending organic mushrooms with River Valley Kitchens at the Tosa Farmers Market. She immediately fell in love with farmers markets–rising early, working outside, making friends with her regulars and the vendors around her, and being inspired to try cooking with new foods she’d never tried before. Emma continues to vend with River Valley Kitchens on Saturday mornings year-round at the Tosa Farmers Market and the Milwaukee County Winter Farmers Market. She is also very excited to begin work as a CSA share worker on a farm in Elkhorn this summer. Emma believes that every person has a right to fresh and healthy food, and the opportunity to support their local growers, regardless of their income level or geographic location. As a Women’s and Gender Studies major with grad school ambitions, she hopes to eventually meld this passion for local food and sustainable growing practices with a desire to better understand and heal women’s frought relationships with food.