Linda O'Brien

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Linda arrived at Full Circle via a circuitous route that included stints as a DOD food inspector, HS Science teacher, freelance writer and editor, and travel agency/call center manager, but her roots are with farming. Her mother was a direct descendent of Cyrus McCormick who revolutionized American farming in the 1800s with the founding of International Harvester and her father's family settled in and has farmed the Treasure Valley in Idaho since the 1920s. Some of her fondest memories are from the youthful summers spent on family dairy farms, learning to drive on a McCormick Farmall, taking part in Harvests, and developing profound respect for the nobility of farming.

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My Eggplant Stockpile

I love eggplant and everything it means when I see it rolling in off the fields and showing up in my Full Circle box. The lovely purple globes are the… Continue

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Full Circle Faces: Gabriel Avila-Mooney – Communication and Information Ninja

What brought you to Full Circle, and When? I joined Full Circle in 2009. My background is in writing and editing, though I’d spent more than half my life at… Continue

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Full Circle Faces: Emily Thomson, Grower Relations, Sourcing & Farm Food Safety

What brought you to Full Circle, & When? I arrived at Full Circle in 2006, looking for temporary labor in the packing shed, but my resume earned me a management… Continue

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Full Circle Faces: Doug Langum, Full Circle Farm General Manager

What brought you to Full Circle? I was recruited for this position, and align myself with the local aspect. Being able to get farm grown items into consumer’s hands faster,… Continue

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Full Circle Faces: Ben Cory – Produce Buyer

What brought you to Full Circle? I had been working in the organic produce home delivery business for several years, with Pioneer Organics and with Door to Door, so when… Continue

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Full Circle Faces: Jason Beaulieu – Seattle Warehouse Manager

What brought you to Full Circle? I was familiar with the Full Circle Brand, and what drew me was the opportunity. I have a history with inventory control, shipping and… Continue

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Full Circle Faces: Frank Paganelli, Chief Operating Officer

What brought you to Full Circle? Frank: I knew Andrew from previous business interactions, and he recruited me in 2008 to put together a plan to scale Full Circle’s growth.… Continue

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Full Circle Faces: Sally Trocano, Packing Line Supervisor

What brought you to Full Circle? Sally: Originally, it was just the need for a job, but what keeps me now are the people; my coworkers and the Members who… Continue

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Full Circle Customer Service: Growing Diversity

This guest post written by Full Circle’s Customer Service Manager – Linda O’Brien Full Circle’s Customer Service offices are located in the old red barn on our Griffin Creek Farm… Continue