Market director Pascale Le Draoulec has been eating fresh & local since she was a kid growing up in California and her French expat parents would routinely take her foraging for watercress and snails for dinner. No surprise, she went on to become a newspaper food writer in the Bay Area, after a stint living on a farm in France, then a James Beard Award-winning restaurant critic in NYC. Since 2007 she has been running farmer’s markets in Westchester. In addition to Irvington, she also runs the Hastings and Chappaqua Farmer’s Markets. She is the author of “American Pie: Slices of Life (and Pie) from America’s Back Roads” (Harper/Collins).
Rose T. Ellis, on-site manager at the Irvington & Chappaqua Markets, practically ran the food services department for the entire Montana school system before moving to New York. For the last 15 years the unflappable Rose has worked as a personal chef and is a certified dietitian. She is a farmer’s market junkie, having visited every farmer’s market from in the Tri-State area – and then some.
You can ask Rose how to cook or prepare anything. Even kohlrabi.