MEET A COX FARMER – Q&A with ROSIE, THE BBQ QUEEN!

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Rosie and her smoker. It’s her favorite piece of Fall Festival kitchen equipment, as it should be! Customers rave about our pulled pork and chicken BBQ as well as Rosie’s homemade vinegar sauce. It’s delish!

Q: When did you start working at Cox Farms?

A: Oh my gosh! In 2001!

Q: Job title?

A: That depends on the season, I’m a manager in the spring and winter but in the fall I am the Food Captain.

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Q: Where did you go to high school?

A: Woodbridge HS

Q: Family?

A: I’ve been married for almost 24 years and have two kids in college.

Q: Do you have any hidden talents?

A: I can cut hair and I’m pretty accomplished at training my cats to do tricks.

Q: What’s your favorite TV show?

A: Reality shows – Survivor, The Amazing Race, etc.

Q: Do you have a guilty pleasure?

A: Going to bed early if I want to.

Q: How do you spend your day off?

A: Canning pickles and tomatoes, working in my garden and cooking!

Q: Name one place you’ve never been but you’d like to visit.

A: Palau in the Western Pacific Ocean.

Q: Since you work all the seasons at Cox Farms, which one is your favorite?

A: Christmas! The smell of the trees and wreaths, the lights, Santa and our firepit…Love it!

Q: What’s new in food at the 2015 Fall Festival?

A: We now make our own seasoning rubs for our BBQ pork and chicken. And we’ve added more donut machines! More cider donuts!

Q: What is your favorite part of the Fall Festival?

A: Honestly? It’s seeing our employees grow and meet their potential. Whether it’s a teenager or a retired person, it’s just great to see them shine!

Thanks, Rosie! I personally look forward to a gourmet rueben hot dog this weekend! You are a huge reason that this is the best Fall Festival ever!

 

MEET A COX FARMER – Q&A WITH CAMERON

Remember the scene from “The Wizard of OZ” when Toto pulls back the curtain and exposes the “real” wizard who is making all the sound, lighting and visual effects? The famous line that’s spoken, “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!”? That’s our Cameron-the mastermind behind all our tech “stuff”! You may have even seen him whizzing by you on his bike on the festival grounds, his favorite mode of transportation.

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Q: How long have you been at Cox Farms?

A: 2015 will be my 8th Fall Festival.

Q: What is your actual job title?

A: I’m the Technology Manager.

Q: What do you like to do on your day off?

A: That depends on the season. During the fall it’s binge-watching something on Netflix but the rest of the year I like to go hiking and camping.

Q: Where did you grow up?

A: I was born in Utah but went to high school in Vienna.

Q: Pet peeve?

A: Noodles that are not cooked “al dente”.

Q: Do you have a favorite meal?

A: It’s an African dish called “Fufu”, you dip corn balls into a peanut sauce. We ate it a lot when I was growing up.

Q: Name a place you’ve never been but hope to see.

A: Antartica

Q: What was your biggest challenge for this year’s Fall Festival?

A: The Forest – Imaginature Trail during the day/The Forest: Back 40 during Fields of Fear. So many props, so much technology/special effects, things we’ve never done before. It’s really cool.

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Q: What do you love the most about the Fall Festival?

A: Being outside, on my bike and seeing all the kids having fun.

Thanks, Cameron! We’re very appreciative of our man behind the curtain!