Life is filled with great opportunities, if you are willing to take some chances. That is what happened when Elaine followed her life-long passion for food by purchasing La Ferme Black River, following a 25 year stint in accounting and business. After a major turkey shortage was averted during her first Thanksgiving at La Ferme, Elaine has learned that there is a solution to every problem. It’s not always easy, but with a bit of luck and a lot of perseverance, every problem and challenge can be tackled.
Elaine’s thirst for knowledge and new skills have been tested on a daily basis as she interacts with customers, farmers, cheese makers, suppliers and other food gurus to make sure that La Ferme offers high quality, unique products to the marketplace. Elaine has been fortunate to have amassed a team of equally passionate and dynamic food professionals who are all anxious to share their love for fine foods and cooking with anyone who will listen.
Like most women today, Elaine is an expert multi-tasker who loves nothing more than finishing off a hard week at La Ferme by throwing an impromptu dinner party for 20. Her children have been raised on 5 year aged cheddar, Parmigiano Reggiano, and have truly learned the difference that quality makes to cooking and eating great meals. While Elaine has an impressive collection of over 300 cookbooks, she has trouble sticking to a recipe.