Tom Hall, who has been director of Central Market Poulsbo since the mid-1990s, is doing double duty right now as interim director of the market on Bainbridge Island.
When he's not traversing State Highway 305 between Bainbridge and Poulsbo - trying to time trips around what seems like the never-ending work on the Agate Pass Bridge, he's tending to his 2.5-acre farm in Poulsbo. His affinity for food extends to that farm where he grows strawberries, blueberries,raspberries, figs, apples, peaches, cherries, and a variety of vegetables.
Tom agreed to help out at the Bainbridge Market while a search is under way for a new director of the Bainbridge market. He lived on the island for a few years as a teenager.
"I am having so much fun, and feel so privileged to have this opportunity to get to know this incredible staff and the market's incredible customers," Tom said after a month or so of working with the Bainbridge market.
Originally from a farm in Massachusetts, he moved to the Pacific Northwest as a teenager and started stocking shelves for Town & Country not too many years afterward at the now-closed Poulsbo Market Place. He worked his way up to store director and is now a community leader (he was awarded the Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce's Community Builder Award in 2006).
Tom's wife, who he met at North Kitsap High School, works at Town & Country Market on Bainbridge Island. They have a son, a daughter and two grandchildren. Tom and his son are refurbishing a home on Bainbridge.
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