Intro Emiko to Fat Uncle Community
Dear Fat Uncle Farms Family,
My name is Emiko Corey and I am the new Director of Marketing and
Sales for Fat Uncle Farms. I wanted to introduce myself to those of
you I haven’t met yet and let you know that I look forward to getting
to know you over the next few weeks and months. I recently moved to
Los Angeles and have been working markets for various farms as I get
settled. Prior to my move to the BIG CITY I primarily farmed in Santa
Barbara. Most recently I managed a 3-acre non-profit farm in Santa
Barbara which grew food for the Food Bank. I loved my days in the
field, on the tractor, watching seeds turn into food and encouraging
health and wellness of those who may not have the opportunity to eat
fresh Farmer’s Market produce on a regular basis. Before that I spent
six months in a farming apprenticeship program at the Center for
Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems at UC Santa Cruz. My passion
for farming began when I worked as the Marketing Manager for Fairview
Gardens in Santa Barbara. I have loved working as an advocate for
organic farmers, helping people in my community understand the need
for supporting local, sustainable agriculture.
Now at Fat Uncle Farms I have the opportunity to continue pursuing my
passion in a more urban setting. After working the Wednesday Santa
Monica Farmer’s Market and visiting the farm with Nate, I decided that
I would enjoy the opportunity to join Fat Uncle Farms in a greater
capacity. My main goals as the Director of Marketing and Sales is to
create community, efficiency, organization, joy, and empowerment
through your involvement with Fat Uncle Farms.
I hope to establish a positive community of those connected
to the farm, customers, marketeers, kitchen staff, and those who work
in the orchard. I believe that this community has the potential to be
life-giving not just to us, those in the Fat Uncle Farms Family, but
also to those in the cities in which we live. Although you may just
think you are selling almonds, we really are a part of greater change.
Whether your involvement in the farm is just a stepping stone to
another path or whether you hope to use this opportunity to continue
working in sustainable agriculture I believe working with a farm can
and will change your life.
I plan to improve our system for selling all of our products that
feels supportive and efficient for our market staff (hopefully
engaging you all in the process of increasing sales), convenient for
customers (wholesale and online), and creating a system that is
collaborative as we envision the future of Fat Uncle Farms. This means
I want to be available to you and our customers for feedback, both in
ways that you feel we are doing well and areas that could be improved.
Lastly, I want to make sure that we all are having fun, as I think
part of farm life is enjoying the community that farms create. I
envision potlucks, bonfires, and parties to celebrate the joy of
working for Fat Uncle Farms.
I have fallen in love with these almonds and am definitely nuts for you!