CARISSA HACKEL
Farm Market Director

What is your favorite product at Farm Market?
If I need something sweet, Mr. Reynebeau’s cookies. If I need something savory, Mai’s Deli. If I need healthy any of the produce vendors!
How many years have you been working at Farm Market?
I started as the Director of the Farm Market in 2022. I also interned with ADI about 7 years ago and helped with the Farm Market that summer! I’m so excited to see the Farm Market crew again after all of these years (some old, some new!), and our repeat vendors!
What do you do when you aren't at Farm Market?
I love catching up on reality & teen drama shows on any streaming service (I know, I know.. ); visiting local breweries, wineries or coffee shops; walking the city trails; going up north to Vilas County.    
What was your most memorable moment at Farm Market?
One of the markets in September the year I was interning, it was easily 15 degrees outside and WINDY when we were setting up.. I was bundled up, but still needed to use the City Center to warm up every few minutes! … then by maybe 10 am, it had reached 70+ and sweating! Welcome to WI, right? 
What do you love most about market?
The vendor variety and people! I’ve been to a few different markets, but something about Downtown Appleton’s Farm Market just keeps bringing me back .. well now I am 100% back!

ROBERT GLASHEEN
Farm Market Assistant

What is your favorite product at Farm Market?
What’s not to like.  The farm market is a great opportunity to try new items.  Whether that’s a new vegetable or a premade food item from one of the vendors selling hot foods.  The vendors can often assist you with how to prepare the items they are selling.  So if it’s something your family has not tried before, why not expand your culinary skills and try something new!  You can also find many handmade works of art at market.  I have found that often times you can even request a custom made item.  As for my favorite items – the list goes on and on…….I like to eat!
How many years have you been working at Farm Market?
I started in February 2016. 
What do you do when you aren't at Farm Market?
During the week, I am a Mortgage Loan Processor for a local credit union.  When I am not working, I enjoy gardening, preserving the food I grow, reading and spending time with my partner and our fur babies.    
What was your most memorable moment at Farm Market?
There was one Saturday during the summer market where it became very windy.  I remember hanging on to our tent and the wind lifting it off the ground with myself and the corner weights still attached to the tent.  That was pretty memorable.  Fortunately, I landed on College Avenue and not in Oz.
What do you love most about market?
For me it’s about coming together as a community and supporting our local vendors.  I love meeting new people and socializing.  I find the market as a great opportunity to get out of the house, meet some friends and have a good time on a Saturday morning.  It’s an opportunity to have some “me time”.  Assisting at the market is something that I  love doing.  I often find it hard to sleep on a Friday night as I am excited about going to the market. 

KARIE MINDOCK
Farm Market Assistant

What is your favorite product at Farm Market?
I love snow peas, fresh eggs and the first corn of the season.
How many years have you been working at Farm Market?
I have been working at Farm Market for the most years out of the Farm Market staff! I was the first garbage girl!
What do you do when you aren't at Farm Market?
I teach high school English.
What was your most memorable moment at Farm Market?
When Kyle Megna sang to me on my birthday!
What do you love most about market?
The people! It is a family!

DON SCHUMANN
Farm Market Assistant

What is your favorite product at Farm Market?
Oooo! Tough Choice!...It's a toss up between a ricotta cheese filled cannoli, a veggie eggroll and a cup of roasted sweet corn topped with sprinkled parmesan cheese. I'm still waiting for a vendor to combine all three...now, THAT would be Farm Market HEAVEN!
How many years have you been working at Farm Market?
I started volunteering with the Farm Market in 2019. 
What do you do when you aren't at Farm Market?
I do my best to appreciate the retired life. Besides offering my time and talents to Appleton Downtown, Inc., I do a lot of volunteering for Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin. My hobbies include being an avid exerciser, reader, musky fisherman and wildlife food plot farmer on our family's northern Wisconsin Garden of Eden. And every fall, I spent two to three months either sitting attached to a tree 25ft high, swaying in the wind, waiting to harvest the "one" or laying flat on my back (or sitting below ground) in the middle of a snow blown corn field waiting to harvest the late season "migrators".
What was your most memorable moment at Farm Market?
HA!! Pelting rain and 30mph winds are always memorable...But, I don't think I've experienced my "most" memorable moment yet.  C'mon, Farm Market Community...help me out here!
What do you love most about market?
Hands down the people! The Appleton Downtown/Farm Market team are some of the most personable professionals I've had the opportunity to support...They're hilarious, too! Can't thank them enough for keeping this older adult hydrated on Saturday mornings... (and after...Ahem!) And our vendors and the public are second to none...they make every Farm Market Saturday an unique, exciting and fun filled experience...Our downtown community has a lot to be grateful for, proud of and show off..."Downtown A-Town has it going on!!"