Meet the Blue Chair Fruit Team


Rachel loves fruit! She especially enjoys the months of September and October, when there is such a wide variety of fruits available. Rachel is the creative mind behind BCF and the author of The Blue Chair Jam Cookbook and Blue Chair Cooks with Jam & Marmalade. She also teaches regular jam and marmalade classes in our Oakland kitchen and across the country, in addition to her online class.


Jo is BCF’s Sous-Chef, kitchen manager and planner, and fruit forager. She preps fruit more quickly than anyone we know. A former pastry chef, Jo frequently regales us with freshly baked goodies featuring our preserves. When not cooking at BCF, Jo can be found making her way through the best restaurants and eateries of the SF Bay Area and Los Angeles, her home town.


Tuala is BCF’s Operations Manager. She does everything from shipping to office management, to big picture planning — anything that needs to get done! Tuala has a masters’ degree in counseling psychology, but she gave that career up to follow her passion for food. In her off time, Tuala likes to spend time with her awesome kids, play the guitar badly, make fancy-pants cakes, and eat everything in sight.

Interested in joining the Farmers Market Sales Team? We’re always seeking enthusiastic, reliable, honest, and committed sales staff to work at our markets on Saturday and Sunday.  Learn more.