We want to introduce you to all the amazing people who help bring fresh food to your door each week. Their dedication to supporting local Farmers and Producers and commitment to fighting food insecurity in Western New York are just a couple of reasons why they make FreshFix a great place to work. Learn more about their roles, go-to tips and recipes, favorite veggies and the artisan products they can't live without.
Kim Brancato, Area Manager and FreshFix's resident vegetarian, hires and supervises our team of Community Coordinators. The mother of three active kids lives in Clarence where she occasionally helps make deliveries. Kim loves cooking plant-based meals, reading, crafting, and checking out local breweries with her husband.
What inspired you to join FreshFix? I signed up as a FreshFix member when the pandemic first started in March because I was nervous about obtaining fresh produce. I am a substitute teacher, and obviously wasn’t able to work because schools were closed, so once I saw that FreshFix was hiring to keep up with growth, I jumped at the opportunity.
What do you like about working with FreshFix? I love the flexibility and sense of community at FreshFix. It's great being able to connect with the customers and help bring local food from farms to table.
What is your favorite vegetable and artisan product? It's impossible to pick just one! I really love the butter leaf lettuce and oyster mushrooms. Elm Street Bakery’s sourdough bread and jalapeno jams from Lewiston Jellies are phenomenal, too!
Has FreshFix helped you discover any new foods that you can’t live without? Dill pickle probiotic shots from Barrel & Brine. I use it every day!
Why is eating local important to you? I love how fresh everything tastes, there are no strange wax coatings and wondering when that vegetable was actually harvested. In light of recent events, I think it is also important to source as many things as possible close to home to support our local economy and our fellow neighbors.
Do you have any tips or recipes to share? Be open to trying new things! Invest in a salad spinner. Keep greens wrapped in a paper towel to prolong freshness.