A few days late posting this ...
May 19, 2009
Traverse City, Michigan
Cherry Capital Foods, the leading purveyor for northwestern lower Michigan's burgeoning local food economy, is excited to announce that Barb Tholin has joined the company as Produce Manager. Barb brings years of experience in produce and grocery buying and retailing, having served for 19 years in the roles of produce manager, meat buyer and store manager for Mississippi Market Natural Foods Co-op in Saint Paul, MN. She also holds a degree in agronomy and maintains a lifelong interest in farming of all kinds, with a special passion for family run, niche-market production.
“I'm thrilled to be back in the produce business,” says Barb. “I love working with farmers and producers, and providing quality products and information to customers. This region is a prime agricultural area and produces all kinds of great foods. Chefs and retailers are eager to buy local product from a reliable source. Cherry Capital Foods is poised in the best place to do that and I'm excited to be joining their team.”
Along with her work with CCF, Barb is also the editor and co-publisher, with husband Charlie Wunsch, of Edible Grande Traverse, the seasonal local food magazine that launched in spring 2008 to great acclaim from the region's food and farming community.
Cherry Capital Foods, as the pioneering distributor of local food products sold throughout northwest lower Michigan, is dedicated to providing the best distribution service for this area's important local food and farm economy. It’s core market is roughly a 100 mile radius around Traverse City, where the firm is headquartered.
Press contact: Evan Smith - 231-943-5010