Martha Everman, CPA, retired from The Baby Fold, does volunteer work for several non-profits and her church. She spends the winters in South Carolina. Martha is a part of Green Top Grocery because Alan Langrall, a good friend invited her to join (Ask your friends to become an owner!). She feels that working together at any positive purpose helps build stronger communities. She’s excited that GTG is going to be part of that! Martha is a huge fan of veggies from the farmers market, but NOT kale!! For fun she likes lunch with friends, entertaining at home, gardening, knitting, sewing, cooking.
Barb Maxwell is originally from New Jersey, attended IWU, and worked at American State Bank in Bloomington – where she cashed her future husband’s pay checks! She then went to work for District 87, later later Luther Oaks, and after over 20 years in food service retired in 2011. Her husband, Daryl (also an owner) has just retired after 44 ½ years with Pantagraph Printing and Stationary this May of 2015. They hope to do some traveling and put a dent in the ‘Honey-Do List’.
She became interested in GTG when she saw Facebook posts from her friends about Green Top Grocery. As this was happening she was learning about Monsanto and the reality of our food supply. The influence of Karen Hanrahan’s (also an owner) Facebook posts made her confident about joining. GTG was a way that she could get involved on a local level. She feels she can make a difference in this little corner of the world.
Barb believes that offering healthy, local food choices, and good paying jobs will strengthen our community. A locally owned business that will become involved with the community is just a winning situation for all.
Her favorite farmers’ market purchases include root vegetables, honey, and eggs. Barb loves to work in her flower garden, go to garage/estate sales, and spend too much time on Facebook.
Rex and Holly Presson are retired, Rex from State Farm Insurance and Holly from Unit 5 as a Teaching Assistant. They are interested in healthy eating and supporting local food producers and small businesses. Rex and Holly feel GTG will enable local food producers to grow and market their products year-round. It will create jobs, income, and health benefits for people in the community, and income for local food producers. They love fresh strawberries and sweet corn! In retirement, they enjoy local estate and garage sales, dining out, reading, movies, and travel.