Farmers’ Market Manager
Azella recently joined the Countryside team as the Farmers Market Manager after a service year as an Americorps VISTA Member coordinating the Mobile Grocery Market at StarkFresh in Canton. Azella’s love of local food began as a child growing up in rural Central Ohio, where she spent her summers foraging for fresh berries and mushrooms and making nature-inspired art with her family. Azella spends her time imagining a future in which everyone has access to fresh and nutritious local foods grown with care for the Earth and she strives to be a part of creating a more just and sustainable local food system. Azella has a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science and Cultural Anthropology from Davidson College, where she studied the role of imagination in youth climate justice activism and served on the Board of Directors for a local land conservancy. In her free time, Azella is an outdoors enthusiast and self-proclaimed foodie who is always on the lookout for a new adventure. When she’s not at the market, you can find her cycling on the towpath, hiking in the Summit Metroparks, drinking tea, or cooking up some delicious plant-based meals!