Tiffani Emig to Oversee Day-To-Day Operations at Boston’s New Permanent, Indoor Farmer’s Market.
We’ve hired a new market manager to oversee day-to-day operations at the planned public market slated to open in summer 2015. Tiffani Emig, joined the BPM team in early September, comes to Boston from Pittsburgh, where she was Market Manager at the Pittsburgh Public Market for three years. There, she managed the market’s daily operations as it moved from a temporary location into its permanent home, which opened in October 2013.
“Tiffani has unique experience getting a public market up and running, from working with local food vendors and recruiting tenants to overseeing market employees and managing a retail property,” said Liz Morningstar, CEO of the Boston Public Market. “She understands the importance of locally-grown and produced food to building healthy communities. We’re excited to have her on board as we prepare to open Boston’s first permanent, indoor farmer’s market.”
“My father’s family owned a small-scale dairy farm in rural Ohio and sold the milk produced by the farm to the local cheese maker across the street,” said Emig. “Local food markets connect consumers with growers and producers and support that small-scale, locally-focused form of agriculture. What excites me most about the Boston Public Market is that it is ultimately about more than food – it’s about community.”
The Boston Public Market will be a permanent, year-round, self-sustaining market featuring fresh locally sourced food brought directly to and from the diverse people that make up Massachusetts and New England. The market’s permanent, indoor location on the Greenway directly above the Haymarket MBTA station is slated to open next year. The Boston Public Market currently runs two seasonal farmers markets each year along the Rose Kennedy Greenway, featuring over 30 local producers.