Backyard grower, mother of four and former commercial fisherperson, Florence has traveled all over the world but knew that she was "home" when she first visited the Methow Valley. She is an integral part of the community-including working at Little Star Montessori School for 10 years-and loves to see all the fresh produce that comes in from local farmers.
Rosie has worked in natural foods since 1973. This is the fourth time she has worked a store like Glover Street Market—amidst other jobs, kids, AmeriCorps and getting a teaching degree. Rosie says, “I'm glad to serve you by keeping up the bulk department!”
With a background in natural foods that goes back to 1974, Maria has worked for Erewhon in Cambridge, Massachusetts--the country's first natural foods distributor. She has studied macrobiotics with Mishio Kushi, the founder of Erewhon, and believes wholeheartedly in the healing power of wheat grass juice.
As founder and owner of Horse of a Different Color herbal products, Robin has been formulating herbal medicinals for over 15 years. Upon graduation from the National College of Phytotherapy in New Mexico, Robin began seeing clients at her practice located here in the Methow Valley.
Robin’s herbal products, Horse of a Different Color, are available at Glover Street Market. These products are carefully made using the best herbs obtainable—including liniments, salves and syrups— and many are harvested from the eastern slope of the Cascade Mountains where weather extremes result in hardy herbal plants.
Lori is a former NASCAR driver turned natural history enthusiast. She is particularly fond of fungi and plants and loves hiking, biking, skiing—and of course, healthy, delicious food and wine. Since she was a child she has been interested in Native Americans and in particular the traditional uses of plants.
She is currently researching the amazing Camellia sinensis, otherwise known as the tea plant. Lori shares her love of nature and things wild with her son, Sawyer
Since moving to the Methow Valley five years ago, Janelle has done all sorts of work, including pulling invasive weeds on conservation land, packing deliveries in a meat freezer, serving banquets at a local resort, plastering straw bale homes and growing lots of vegetables as an organic farmer.
But now she has found her true calling and spends her days tracking inventory and trying to keep her desk organized at the back of the store. Outside of work she spends her time in the garden and finishing the house she has been building with her fiancé. She dreams of having chickens in her orchard and being able to take surf vacations to Spanish-speaking countries again.
Denise came through the Methow Valley 10 years ago during a three-week solo road trip and decided that it was where she was going to stay one day. Not only was it one of the most beautiful places she had seen in her cross-country excursions (originating in Boston) but she says that the community was unlike any that she had ever visited or lived in.
Four years and one wedding later, Denise came out with her new husband, her horse and her dog and opened up a bed and breakfast—the Twisp River Inn. She and her husband are continually amazed by the beauty of the land they live in and the people who share it with them.
Leia lives near Winthrop with her family, horses, cats, dog and a goldfish. When she's not making smoothies at Glover Street Market you can probably find her playing outside: skiing, biking, riding horses or gardening.
Cameron is a food addict- she loves to grow food, to prepare delicious and beautiful meals, and then to enjoy food with friends and family! Cameron is excited to bring her culinary skills to the juice bar at Glover Street Market to compliment the high-quality, fresh local goodness that is going on there. When not in the kitchen, you can find Cameron and her partner, Eric, in their garden down in the "Mediterrean of the Methow". Cameron also loves practicing and sharing primitive and traditional living skills.
Molly grew up in the remote mountains of the Sierra Nevada with her parents and brothers. She enjoyed the farm-raised food her family grew in the garden and raised in the fields. Presented with natural foods at a young age has fostered a love for really good food and an appreciation for the practice and process it takes to put "real" food on the table. Molly feels honored to continue the service and value that Glover Street Market has offered the Methow Valley for the past two decades.
In her spare time, Molly enjoys sitting on the Chewack River with her three boys, riding her horses in the mountains and sharing dinner with her husband.
Jeff loves playing soccer, snowplowing the driveway and is co-owner of Glover Street Market. He once worked at the Prasad Incense Factory in India where he fell into a vat of nag champa—which contributed to massive hair loss and an intolerance of incense.
Grey wants to be an inventor (or a chameleon if he could be any animal), loves pot stickers and is great at standing on his head. His favorite juice is carrot / apple / ginger.
Dusty loves running and horses, plays the violin, taught himself how to ride his bike on his third birthday and his best friend is Mira. His favorite juice is “The Sunrise.”
Sammy Sam’s best three-year-old tactic is called “The Ignore.” His favorite item is “the baby,” he is really good at puzzles and his biggest love is animals.
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Who’s Running the Shop?
Glover Street Market is a family run business in Twisp, Washington. Winthrop residents Molly and Jeff Patterson, purchased the 18 year old natural foods store in 2010. Shortly after taking ownership they renovated the store to expand the produce and bulk departments, offer a wine cellar and juice bar, and serve up breakfast, lunch and ice cream.
Molly, Jeff and sons Dusty, Grey and Sammy Sam—along with their friendly, knowledgeable staff—can be found in the store almost every day: stocking the shelves, serving up ice cream and rolling in the fresh produce that arrives daily.
Everyone that works here at Glover Street has a different (and interesting!) background but all share similar passions: local, organic food; natural healthcare remedies; back-to-basics cooking and preventative well being. Our staff ranges from parents and athletes to artists and farmers.
Here’s How You Can Get a Hold of Us
Glover Street Market
124 N. Glover Street Twisp, WA 98856
Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday