Meet the 2018 Market Management Team!


Chelsea Denault (standing) is the Market Manager. This is Chelsea’s first full year of managing the market after joining the team in September of 2017. She is a Graduate Assistant in the Office of Sustainability and a PhD Candidate in Public History and US History, where she studies urban and environmental history. Chelsea is also a Garden Captain at Vedgewater, a Peterson Garden Project community garden located south of the market on Broadway, and owner of a very very good rescue dog named Coda. Chelsea most looks forward to seeing all of the market’s wonderful vendors again, and working with them all summer to bring healthy food to the community. Find Chelsea either talking to vendors, at the Management Team tent, or drawing chalk flowers with some of our kiddo customers.

Emily Martin (seated, right) is a rising senior studying Environmental Science and Public Health. Originally from the Arlington Heights, IL, she is thrilled to be living in Chicago this summer as a part of the market management team. She can’t wait to get to know all the vendors and customers that come to the market each week. In her free time she likes to spend way too much time in grocery stores, take bike rides by the lake and listen to a lot of music. Emily can’t wait to help with the market this season, and continue to watch the market grow and become an even bigger part of the Rogers Park community.

Grace Adams (seated, left) is also a rising senior studying Environmental Science. She intends to pursue a career in Environmental Law in the future and is from the Kansas City metro area. Grace is no stranger to farmers markets and is looking forward to connecting with members of the Rogers Park/Edgewater community over local, healthy food. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her cats, reading non-fiction, and knitting. Spot Grace in the Management Team tent running Link transactions or helping customers around the market.

Emily O’Connor (seated, center) is starting her third year at Loyola studying Food Systems and Sustainable Agriculture as well as Women’s Studies and Gender Studies. She was born and raised in Southern California and is excited to continue with her love of farmers’ market seasons from the west coast, but now be a part of the behind the scenes work, with the management team. She is most excited about the food trucks that will be stopping at each market because she is incredibly interested in a career in the food industry, specifically inspired by local foods grown by passionate farmers – like the ones featured at the market!