Brendan Buttimer, Interim Executive Director:
Brendan Buttimer joined the staff of the market in July, 2013. He brings over 20 years of business management experience to the team. He also holds a Master’s degree in History, and pursued a doctorate in that field at Mississippi State University. There he paired his interest in immigrant communities with American agricultural history. His diverse background guides him in his effort to expand the supply and demand for locally grown produce. A resident of Spartanburg since 2005, he lives in the city with his wife, Ann, and their four children.
Jerry Allen, Community Outreach Coordinator (“Veggie Man”)
After retiring from Delphi Corp as an Engineer for 30 years, Jerry Allen began living out his passion for community work and was hired at the former Spartanburg Nutrition Council in 2001 as a Community Outreach Coordinator. He was instrumental at coordinating a Spartanburg Diabetes Coalition, the Spartanburg Food Rescue program, the Schools in Action program and many local community gardens in Spartanburg County neighborhoods and schools. Jerry is a Master Gardener and shares his learned skills in gardening throughout the county.
Devon Gray, Market Manager
Devon Gray joined HCFM as Market Manager in August, 2013. From Piedmont, SC, Devon grew up on a farm and has remained deeply interested in Agriculture and food issues. She has a degree in Chemistry, and worked for 6 years with SantoLubes. She served as a market volunteer for 3 years, most recently as a CSA distributor. Devon leads all market-day functions, oversees the CSA program, and helps develop new vendors.
Our hardworking Board of Directors…
Wendy Grogan, Chair
Jeremy Wills, Vice Chair
Chiropractor, Abner Creek Chiropractic
Page Rogers, Secretary
Director of Health Education, SC DHEC Region 2
Kristen Welch, Past Chair
Upstate Area Coordinator, Clemson Expanded Food And Nutrition Education Program
Development Officer, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System
Edible Upcountry, Publisher
Garden Delights, Owner