Emma DeBord’s involvement with farmers markets began six years ago when she became a market vendor for River Valley Ranch, a mushroom farm located in Burlington, Wisconsin. She has worked the Tosa Farmers Market and the Milwaukee County Winter Farmers Market for River Valley. Farmers markets brought her so much joy as a vendor that she pursued market management. In 2015 she began managing the Riverwest Gardeners Market. Monday through Friday, Emma grows organic vegetables at Lotfotl Community Farm in Elkhorn. Emma also 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, she is painting faces, canning vegetables, brewing beer, or tending to her own garden.