Famers Market Manager
Thank you for visiting the Farmers Market Page. Please meet Market Manager Amber Daugs.
Amber Daugs is extensively involved in the local food movement. She is CEO & Founder of Grow It Forward Inc., a non-profit organization that operates a 2 acre community garden, provides garden and nutrition education, and is dedicated to increasing awareness, availability, and accessibility to locally sourced food. Grow It Forward’s mission is to connect community by growing food and educating for the future in the areas we live, learn, work, and play.
Her passion for the local food movement carries forward to her participation in the development of Clipper City Co-op (a member-owned grocer), involvement with the local farm to table/farm to school coalition, her service as an AmeriCorps Farm to School Nutrition Educator, and now in her role as Manitowoc’s Farmer’s Market Manager.
Her professional and educational experience includes urban agriculture, non-profit management, public and business administration, finance, business and project management. Amber has earned many educational and professional accolades. She was inducted into two honor societies-Phi Theta Kappa and Sigma Beta Delta, graduated with highest honors-Summa Cum Lade and achieved a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Franklin University of Ohio, and has earned certificates from Victory Garden Initiative’s Food Leader program, Growing Power’s Community Urban Agriculture program, and Community GroundWorks Growing Minds: Garden-Based Learning From the Ground Up program.
Her hobbies and interests include: agriculture and the local food movement, life-long learning, grass roots organizing, sustainability, art, music, civic involvement and social advocacy, gardening and growing delicious produce, canning, preserving, fermenting, cooking and baking. She also enjoys spending time with her husband Brad, family, and friends.