Founder and President
As a lifelong type 1 diabetic raised by a working class mom, Digs has long believed that health foods shouldn’t be a privilege of the wealthy. When he’s not building a fruit display or doing paperwork, Digs is probably making music, dancing, or taking a really long walk.
Partner, Director of Operations
Natural Apothecary Manager
Amanda’s three favourite things in the world are dogs, craft beer, and holistic health. If we had a Drunken Doggy Day Care, she’d be winning at that – but instead she’s rocking our Natural Apothecary.
Dairy & Frozen Manager
Beloved in the industry for his kindness and quiet competence, Donald spends a lot of time on golf courses for someone who doesn’t play the game.
Butcher, Meat & Seafood Buyer
James is dedicated to exemplary customer service and building solid relationships with local farmers. A Red Seal Chef and a skilled butcher, he’s the whole package!
Body Care & Cosmetics Manager
When she’s not steering our Health and Beauty department with a steady, well-manicured hand, Katherine can be found playing with her new puppy.
Michael has been working in produce since he was 16, and somehow also had a career as an internationally touring rock drummer. We’re not quite sure how he had the time, but we’re very lucky to have him.
Bakery & Fine Cheese Buyer
MJ is a lifelong Junction resident who keeps our fine cheese department filled, fresh, and fantastically delicious. She owns a white cat and often wears immaculate black clothing – she’s kind of amazing like that.
We’d resent how good William is at his job if he wasn’t so very good at his job. It’s like losing at tennis to Serena Williams – it’s a pleasure just to watch a master at work.
It’s hard to say if Lisa is a better Cash Manager or seamstress. She’s the kind of person who, if you mention you want an octopus hat, will show up the next day with an octopus hat. An octopus hat!
James is like the ringmaster of this sweet circus. He is a veteran of the industry, beloved by staff and vendors alike, and deals with everything we can throw at him with only the occasional grumble.
If you ask him what his purpose in life is, Evan’s answer is simple: “I’m here to help.” He actually loves taking customer complaints, because making people feel good and cared for is his favourite thing.
Whenever anything database related goes right, it’s likely because Amanda is thorough and amazing. Whenever anything goes wrong, it’s likely because someone didn’t follow her instructions…
Danielle measures her success in life by two metrics – quality of produce at The Sweet Potato and number of cats in her life. As far as we can tell, she’s winning at both!
Who’s got two green thumbs, and loves to cook? Sam! When she’s not ‘rasslin with our bulk department, she enjoys ‘rasslin the patriarchy, riding her bike around town, and finding “unique” ways to keep the raccoons out of her vegetable garden.
Chris moved to Toronto from Vancouver 4 years ago – for LOVE – and since then he has formed two rock bands and taken over the running of our Sweet Potato Kitchen. And most importantly, the love is still going strong! Isn’t that sweet?