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Emily Blanquera

Emily Blanquera

Seasonal Market Manager West Loop

Bio

Emily caught the sustainable agriculture bug working for a CSA in Brewster, New York and is ready to bring it all back to her native Midwest with Green City Market this season. Before her time in New York, Emily grew up in Ohio, where she studied Drama, French, and Spanish at Kenyon College and spent her summers in the sun (and rain) as a program director of a summer camp. While she is sad to no longer be teaching the Electric Slide to hundreds of campers, she is also quite happy to be in Chicago, where in addition to Green City Market, she also works for Growing Solutions Farm. It’s her first summer here, and she looks forward to biking around the city, getting to know the local food community, meeting West Loop market dogs, setting up tents, splashing around in puddles, digging around in the dirt and talking about vegetables. She also looks forward to tomato season.