The Green Market Nantucket co-founder is the definition of relatable.
So many things! For one, the lack of good, healthy grocery items in downtown Nantucket. I wanted to give locals a storefront for their products, and support the local working community with grab-and-go foods. And selfishly, I wanted a place where I could sell all of my favorite things.
I’ve always been very conscious of what I put on my skin, always into finding the cleanest beauty products. But with food, I haven’t always been that conscious. And even now, I don’t follow any strict plan or lifestyle—I let my body tell me what it needs. Sometimes it needs a good grass-fed burger. Sometimes it needs Cheetos.
Organize it once a month and then don’t get too upset when it becomes a disaster again.
Any kind of a bar—granola bars, energy bars. And peanut butter, which goes with everything.
A big, beautiful cheese and charcuterie board. I love to get prosciutto, cornichons, pâtés, the yummiest, stinkiest cheeses… all of it. And a big salad with whatever is on hand. I do a super-simple dressing of just olive oil, tons of lemon juice, and salt. I do feel strongly about having a full bar—I’m allergic to wine, and that’s made me realize everyone should have exactly what they want to drink. If there isn’t tequila at a party, I might sneak off to bed.
I have two little boys aged two and three, so if it’s a kids party, it’s full-on chaos. Everyone’s coming to have fun, so I’m not fussed about the presentation or where people eat. When it’s grown-ups only, I love being able to fill a few vases with flowers and spend time putting together lots of small bites—anything that can go on a cutting board. I’m a fan of mingling, so I try to arrange food where people will feel most comfy—maybe the deck, the living room, always the kitchen.
I’ve taken a slice of cake to the bathtub after a party more than once.
If Cheerios are running low, I’m stressing.
I am single-handedly keeping Popzup (the best popcorn!) in business.
When I’m feeling bougie, I’ll buy a coffee rather than make it myself.
If you live in or are visiting Nanucket, stop by The Green Market to shop food, flowers, skincare and more!