After moving from Southeastern US in 2017, Jace Ballentine feels that there is no place that can quite compare with the beauty of the coast of Northern California. Jace considers his team to be a part of his west coast family after working his way up into his leadership role after starting in the Deli at our Half Moon Bay store. Jace has a long background working in the food and retail industries and has a culinary degree from the French Culinary Institute of NYC and a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Jace’s favorite part of being a part of the New Leaf Community Markets team? The Coastside community and environmentally focused mission of the company.