Paul Isakson: Why do You Support Farm Table Foundation’s Mission?

January 28, 2020 – by Paul Isakson

Paul Isakson, Amery’s mayor since 2018.

Farm Table Foundation has become one of Amery’s largest downtown assets: as a restaurant, educational center, and community gathering space.

As a restaurant, it is a destination for people who value good, healthy, organic foods. As an education center, it provides learning experiences for people who want to learn more about the connection between scratch cooking, healthy eating, and environmental stewardship.

Farm Table has provided the community with a downtown meeting center for many organizations. Farm Table is also a promoter of healthy living, works with Amery hospital and schools, and offers classes for parents of young children wanting to learn more about eating healthy and organic foods.

As mayor, I especially want to highlight that Farm Table, and many others, are collaborating on Design Amery. Design Amery will involve gathering the diverse visions of Amery residents, especially seeking to hear from those that might not ordinarily participate, in developing ideas to guide the community’s future development. I hope that many Amery area residents will join us on Friday, April 3, for a community workshop and dinner, followed by an evening event on April 4.

Finally, I’d like to remind the community that we have a great farmers market on Mondays and Saturdays during the growing season–where local farmers supply a wide variety of locally grown, fresh, and organic produce for our consumption. Many of those same farmers also provide delicious, wholesome foods to Farm Table’s restaurant.


More about Paul: Elected mayor in 2018, Paul Isakson is a life-long resident of Amery. He and his wife Kate have been married for thirty-two years; they have three daughters. Paul worked in the hardware business for over forty years, and owned his own hardware business for thirty-eight years.

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