Angie Obbish, Market Manager A native of Grafton Township, this is Angie’s fourth year as the Market Manager, but actually her fourth year participating in the Market. Originally, she and her husband Phil were vendors. He is a representative for Wildtree Products. Together with her daughter, Sarah, she decided to try her hand at baking for the Market the year it opened. Their business “Two Chicks That Bake” was born. Towards the end of the first season, the Market Manager, Rae Endreola, and the President of the Olmsted Historical Society asked if she would be interested in taking over as the Manager. She was very excited and happy to accept. Angie’s passion is for the local, sustainable food movement. She believes it is very important to support our farmers by educating the community about the benefits of eating sustainable, healthy, locally grown food. The beautiful grounds of the Frostville Museum is the perfect venue for our Farmers’ Market and offers a wonderful place for our growers, artisans, bakers and food purveyors to showcase their wares. In addition to baking and overseeing the Market, Angie is a Grant Writer and owns a Mobile Spa Business. Her hobbies include gourmet cooking, sewing and knitting. She is also a voracious reader and enjoys all genres. She took a speed reading class in 8th grade and usually reads at least 15 books a week! Phil and Angie have a daughter, three sons, and four wonderful grandchildren who bring them great joy. Their pets include their dog, Bella, who was a rescue, three large parrots, an Umbrella Cockatoo named Holly, a Moluccan Cockatoo named KoKo, and a Blue and Gold Macaw named Harley.
Leah Rogalski-Davis, Public Relations Manager After returning to her native North Olmsted after many years, Leah’s passion for healthy, local, and sustainable food choices made her a regular shopper at each week’s Market. She believes that it’s always possible to learn more and make better choices about what we put into our bodies, how it arrived on our plate, and how it affects our health and environment. She felt committed to ensuring the success of the Market and assisting in outreach to area residents who did not yet know about it. This led to the redevelopment of the Market’s website, as well as social media outreach, both in which she manages. When not engaging in Market duties, Leah has been a adolescent and family therapist, who now does consulting within the Correctional System in effort to offer better rehabilitation and increase community safety. She is passionate about community involvement, volunteering, and “giving back” to your community.
Alyssa, Children’s Activities Coordinator Alyssa is an honor student at Berea Midpark High School and will be a junior in the fall of 2016. She’s a Majorette in the marching band, a member of the yearbook staff, a teacher’s assistant for the junior achievement program, and involved with “Teen Talk” – a peer support group. Additionally, she is an active member of the Pink Ladies Baton Corp. Alyssa loves children, and has a special affinity for those with disabilities. Her goal is to attend Miami University of Ohio and obtain a special education degree. Alyssa is excited to put her skills to the test at the children’s tent and has a number of ideas in the works……anything from scavenger hunts to handprint superhero’s to planting seeds to watch them grow. Come out and bring the whole family – support your local vendors and pop on over to the kids tent for some wholesome family fun!