Meet Micki McCarthy, the manager of our new Raleigh market. She’s been part of Weaver Street Market since 2007 and served as a store manager at our Southern Village location in Chapel Hill since 2009. Before joining Weaver Street Market, she worked at several Whole Foods locations in Florida and Massachusetts.
“Food has always been a big part of my life,” Micki says. “I grew up in a large family, and my mother always cooked from scratch. I have fond memories of watching her knead bread dough and stir giant pots of tomato sauce as they cooked on the kitchen stove. My interest in natural and gourmet foods grew during my college years, and I haven’t looked back since.”
Learn more about Micki:
What’s been your favorite part of working for Weaver Street Market?
When I moved to Chapel Hill, I was immediately attracted to Weaver Street Market’s business model, and I fell in love with the atmosphere in the stores. I knew it was going to be a great place to work.
In an industry dominated by mega-corporations focused solely on profits, Weaver Street Market is a bastion of authenticity, wellness, and community values. I love that I can proudly stand behind the products we sell. We source the best quality foods available and partner with purveyors that align with our values.
In addition to providing a living wage and excellent benefits to its employees, Weaver Street Market also gives back to the community in substantial ways. We provide support to many food-based organizations in the Triangle through our Round Up program. While a lot of companies give back, Weaver Street Market goes the extra mile to put food directly into the hands of families who need it.
What is something people may not know about Weaver Street Market?
Calling Weaver Street Market a grocery store doesn’t do it nearly enough justice. Yes, we are a food retailer, but we are so much more! When you visit our stores, you’ll find people relaxing in our cafes and enjoying our outdoor patios. We pride ourselves on being an inclusive gathering space, and we want everyone to feel welcome in the spaces we’ve created. Whether you are attending one of our regular events, meeting friends, conducting meetings, or looking for an inviting space to work or unwind, you can pull up a seat at the table and make yourself at home.
What excites you most about being in Raleigh?
I love the pace and vibrancy of city life. When I learned that we were opening a store in Downtown Raleigh, I jumped at the chance to get involved. I’m excited to build a store that caters to the people who live and work downtown. And the food scene in Raleigh is just incredible – I feel so lucky to be a part of that. I can’t wait to bring Weaver Street Market to the Warehouse District!
What do you like to do when you’re not working?
I’m an avid swing dancer and enjoy playing an active role in the social dance scene here in the Triangle.