Project Description

Amy Jordan, Co-Founder and Market Manager at We Dig Tidewater LLC, which operates both Hampton Blvd Farmers Market and Harvest Market @ O’Connor Brewing Co. in Norfolk, VA.

After earning a degree in business at James Madison University, Amy has spent most of her adult life following entrepreneurial pursuits in hospitality, food and marketing. For thirteen years she co-owned and operated a luxury inn in Vermont, which she and her business partner had purpose-built, and where she was also the resident baker and served as marketing committee chairperson for the chamber of commerce. After a move back to Virginia, she spent eight years as the Director of Marketing, Public Relations and Events for TASTE, a family-owned regional chain of restaurants/gourmet food stores. In early 2016, she started BowWowMeow Baking Co., making all natural pet treats, sold both wholesale and at farmers’ markets. After a couple of seasons as a vendor at multiple markets, in 2018 she and her sister Michele started Hampton Blvd Farmers Market, a privately run, for-profit market, from scratch. For the last two years, Amy has worn the hats of both vendor and market manager. Amy and Michele also completed the 2018 VAFMA Market Manager Certification together. This past year, they were approached by O’Connor Brewing Co. in Norfolk to start up a second market at their brewery. Amy really enjoys the marketing and social media aspects of the business and loves helping new farmers and producers bring their product to market successfully. She enjoys dining out, trivia and game nights with friends, cooking, volunteering for an animal rescue and being able to work from home, where she is surrounded by her furry, four-legged family.