Farmers Market Supervisor
A native and third generation Angeleno, Jackie Rivera-Krouse is a lifelong fan of local farmers’ markets and has over a decade of experience working with numerous California Certified farmers’ markets in Los Angeles County from micro (10 or less vendors) to mega (over 150 vendors). In 2005 she began working at Sustainable Economic Enterprises of Los Angeles (SEE-LA), and she held various positions including Market Manager, Grant Writer, and Social Media specialist; most recently, she served as the Program Director at SEE-LA with a focus on nutrition access and assistance programs for the non-profit’s six farmers’ markets.
Jackie has additionally worked closely with the Los Angeles Food Policy Council (Farmers For All Working Group), California Alliance of Farmers’ Markets, California Market Match Consortium, CDFA Specialty Crop Block Grant Technical Review Committee, and the California Small Farm Conference, and her work spanned from farmers’ market manager education to farmers market policy and nutrition advocacy. Her work’s main thread has been to support local family farms, as well as to inclusively connect communities to the good food and uplifting activity that a farmers’ market provides.”
Farmers Market Coordinator II
Wednesday Downtown Santa Monica Interim Farmers Market Manager
Saturday Pico Farmers Market Manager
Kym is a local Santa Monica resident, and comes from a family of passionate gardeners and food lovers. She graduated from Culver City High School, attended Santa Monica College, and graduated from Cal State Long Beach with a degree in Recreation and Human Services. After obtaining her degree, she moved to Arizona to pursue a career in municipal recreation. Kym worked with the City of Mesa, Arizona for 23 years, and has extensive experience in recreation programs, facility management and customer service.
Kym served as a liaison between Mesa Public Schools and the City of Mesa to bring healthy school breakfast and lunch to community recreation centers and summer programs. She initiated nutrition and cooking programs at five community recreation centers in Mesa AZ and was instrumental in the movement of the City of Mesa toward healthy vending offerings for staff and youth. Kym brings a wide variety of experiences to the Farmer's Market team, which includes youth programs, special events, sports, registration and reservations, and she also was the manager of the Red Mountain Multigenerational Center which offered fitness and wellness programs for all ages.
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Farmers Market Coordinator I
Saturday Downtown Santa Monica Interim Farmers Market Manager
Sunday Main Street Market Manager
As a Southern California native, Christine has had the opportunity to frequent farmers markets up and down the Central coast; as far north as San Francisco and down to San Diego. While living in San Diego in 2007 and frequenting the city’s farmers’ markets she fell in love with the community spirit of the farmers and the locals/tourists visiting each week. The diversity and energy within and around the market was contagious and she has often frequented farmers market throughout her travels. Christine previously worked in the marketing and events department for a local Los Angeles shopping center where she supervised the Saturday farmers market program and regularly partnered with the farmers market manager for special events, such as Earth Day and health fairs. Having an opportunity to work with the farmers market manager and team gave her greater insight on the special relationship with farmers and the community. Christine received her BA in Communications at Cal State LA and her MS in Nonprofit Management at Northeastern University.
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