Meet DCFM Co-Managers Jamie Bugel and Jill Carlson Groendyk

Each year as the daffodils and crocuses begin to poke through the soil and the trees begin to bud, we are reminded that spring is a time of new beginnings. A time to shake off the heaviness of a long, cold winter and embrace the warmth of the sunshine and the promise of strawberries, asparagus, and all our favorite spring harvests.

This year, the beginning of our outdoor season brings new (familiar) faces to the Dane County Farmers' Market. We are thrilled to introduce our new co-managers Jamie Bugel and Jill Carlson Groendyk. Jamie and Jill bring a wealth of experience working with local farmers to enhance and grow our local food system.

Please help us welcome Jamie and Jill to their new roles as Co-Managers of the Dane County Farmers' Market!


DCFM Co-Managers Jill Carlson Groendyk (left) and Jamie Bugel (right)

DCFM Co-Manager Jill Carlson Groendyk

Jill brings a strategic mind, analytic skill set, and caring heart to nonprofits and community organizations working to impact our communities and environments. For the past 7 years, Jill has worked as a food and sustainability professional across the Midwest: from developing the City of Detroit's first greenhouse gas inventory, training early care educators in local food purchasing and gardening with young children, coordinating an on-farm water quality initiative in the Great Lakes Basin, and serving as the Assistant Manager for the Dane County Farmers' Market. Jill earned her M.S. in Natural Resources and the Environment from the University of Michigan.

DCFM Co-Manager Jamie Bugel

Jamie has worked in agriculture and community food systems for the past eight years. She joins the Dane County Farmers’ Market after managing the Eastside Farmers' Market in Madison. She was also a volunteer coordinator and data manager for Snapshot Wisconsin, a statewide citizen-science project of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Jamie received her master’s in Agroecology from UW–Madison, where she worked in sweet corn breeding. Before that, she worked at the Land Institute in Kansas and on small-scale farms in Central Pennsylvania.