Jody is a South Coast native who comes from a family with a long history of fishermen and farmers. Jody got the retail food bug early on working locally at a vegetable stand, bakery, grocery store and café. Her experience taught her how to run a well-oiled machine, expert at managing, creating long-term relationships with both customers and the hundreds of employees she’s hired over the years, and juggling the day-to-day challenges a multi-platform business creates, always hands-on. She is also the author of a children’s book, “I’m No Different,” cherishes people and her community through years of volunteer work, and realizes that to connect with love, laughter, loyalty – and food — is the best and most fulfilling way to live.
Dartmouth native Mimi Kavanaugh Powell may be a familiar face to many of you. As the long-time manager of Baker Books, she was the local expert on great reading recommendations for over fifteen years. In 2012, Mimi ventured to the Berkshires to join the management team of Blantyre, a world-renowned luxury five-star Relais & Chateaux hotel in Lenox, MA. Now she is bringing her finely honed customer service and hospitality skills home to Dartmouth as Farm and Coast’s buyer and front of the house manager. Mimi is likely to be the first person you see when you come in the door, making sure everything’s in place and guests are enjoying their Farm & Coast experience. And don’t be surprised if you see an occasional book and author event on the Farm & Coast schedule!
Some of Chris’ first fond childhood memories are the infamous soups and crepes of his mother and memere that fed his nascent love of food. Later, after touring the mean streets of Boston as a bike messenger and fueling his hunger on just about every block, Chris realized his true passion was food. He cut his teeth at the acclaimed Davio’s Restaurant, revitalized the Delux Café in Boston’s South End, and became Executive Chef of the Washington Square Tavern in Brookline. Along the way, he mastered animal butchery, resulting in a dedicated “nose to tail use” of the animals on his counter. In 2015, Chris moved to the South Coast as Executive Chef of Little Moss in Padanaram. Attracted to the area’s unique beauty and abundant food system, and committed to the use of sustainable produce, pastured meat, and responsibly harvested seafood, Chris has forged unique and intimate relationships with the people who produce grow and produce your food. The cycle is complete when you enjoy it from his kitchen.
For more than thirty years, Susan Igler has felt most at home in the kitchen. Upon moving to the South Coast, she owned a successful bakery in Westport, which focused on authentic Italian pastries, breads, and baked goods. Susan eventually brought her talents to a local market where she was instrumental in creating a “specifically from scratch” department. Starting with a specialty bakery, she then expanded towards creating healthier fresh salads, prepared meals, grab-and-go items, and hot food for a rotisserie counter. Being an avid fisherman and gardener, Susan enjoys working with and creating food that she has grown or caught herself, making her a perfect fit for the Farm and Coast Market team.