CCFM manager makes abrupt exit
Liz Gardner-Jaqua quits mid-season as manager of the Chico Certified Farmers’ Market
On Friday, June 15, Liz Gardner-Jaqua (pictured) abruptly quit as manager of the Chico Certified Farmers’ Market (CCFM), according to Rob Montgomery, director of publicity for the CCFM. Gardner-Jaqua, who replaced longtime market Manager Terry Givens in January, did not give notice, Montgomery said, and he does not yet know the reason for her abrupt departure.
Montgomery said that a meeting of the CCFM board of directors taking place on Wednesday, June 20 (after this paper goes to press), would attempt to “get to the root of what’s going on.” In the meantime, CCFM assistant managers will oversee the CCFM’s markets in Chico, Oroville and Paradise.
“This is mid-season. It couldn’t have happened at a worse time,” Montgomery said.