Meet our produce merchant, Phil W., and learn about his special kinship to the mighty beet.
What do you love about working at FD?
The food, the people, and the fact that we love to source locally.
Favorite FD item?
The Hepworth Farm Share. It’s loaded with local and seasonal produce—and also great value.
What makes a great product?
For produce, if it’s great-tasting, local, and seasonal.
If we looked in your fridge, we’d find…
Eggs, champagne, Brita filter, vegetables, butter, soy sauce.
The food emoji you use the most is…
Describe your perfect brunch.
Shrimp and grits or veggie quiche with close friends or family.
Which three celebrities (dead or alive), would you invite to your fantasy dinner party and why?
Leonardo Da Vinci (genius, Renaissance man), Dave Chappelle (comedy genius), Beyoncé (do I need to explain this?).
If you could only eat cuisine from one country for the rest of your life, which country would it be?
Chinese. Grew up eating it so it will always be a comforting meal for me.
When you’re not FreshDirecting, you’re…
Playing volleyball, both beach and indoor.
What’s your spirit vegetable and why?
The mighty beet! Because it’s versatile (you can cook and eat every part of it), it’s very grounded (ha!), and can be either simple or complex.