We had the good fortune of connecting with Jessica Huang and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Jessica, can you talk to us a bit about the social impact of your business?
FarmersMarket.Love was created to bridge local growers and ranchers to the community. By strengthening the local food system, our community is that much stronger. Fortifying the community with rich ties to our local farmers, gives us to a sustainable food system. Small businesses are the foundation of our local economy. By providing a launching pad for new business owners, it gives them a chance of success. Farmers markets give a platform to bring customers directly to their business. They gain instant feedback, customer loyalty and sales.
At our markets, there is a sense of community. We provide free children’s activities. YMCA sets up an area with fun games, we have a storyteller to read books, and other fun activities.
A farmer’s market is where we gather, share our experiences and support one another. That’s what FarmersMarket.Love strives to do, support a thriving community.


Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
The biggest lesson I’ve learned is ‘It’s not about me’. A theme in action and thought as I take on roles in community initiatives. Community service is a position of servitude, thinking of the needs of others. What I’ve found successful in leading a group of individuals is to set the tone and mindset of each meeting. I remind everyone of why we are here. So, when the initiative is declared, we all have the same goal. We all are likeminded in our decision making. It makes for a much smoother execution of community initiatives.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
The City of Richmond has some great hangout spots. For coffee and day time hangouts, I like Blockhouse. For a refreshing juice and delicious sandwich, Trough Juice is the best. For a wardrobe update, Dapple and Grey Co. has classics to last. For evening wind down, UnWine’d has an amazing wine selection with charcutier boards.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
The City of Richmond’s ‘Develop Richmond’ Director Jerry Jones YMCA of Houston, Jess Stewart
Storytime by Cristina Barton
Kmiec Farm, owner, Phil Kmiec

Website: www.farmersmarket.love

Linkedin: www.jessicarosehuang.com

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