Independent Researcher and Analyst list of contracts (In November 2019 began full-time role as FMC’s Program Director)
•AMS TA project: Mentor for national technical assistance project for current FMLFPP grantees led by the Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development at Penn State University.
•Brooklyn NYC: Assisted BDPHO with developing farmers market technical assistance programs.
•Report on BDPHO’s 5-year market capacity project.
•Farmers Market Coalition Senior Research Associate for Farmers Market Metrics project creation (2015-)
• Farmers Market Coalition’s Senior Advisor, focusing on technical assistance for markets and networks (2015-)
•Illinois: Worked with ILFMA on evaluation plan for integration and upgrade of statewide fms and DTC information on integrated platforms.
•Louisiana: Assisted students at Southeastern University in Hammond with food system research and farmers market strategy.
•Louisiana: Assisted ReFresh Market and Garden with evaluation plan (2017)
•Louisiana: Working with Ruston Farmers Market on outreach strategy for new location
• Helping to craft resources and training for 2019 Fresh Central Certified Institute for Central Louisiana markets and producers with CLEDA.
•Louisiana: Organized first statewide farmers market conference for LSU Ag Center archives found at: lafarmersmarkets dot blogspot dot com
•Maine: Researched farmers market job descriptions found at www.helpingpublicmarketsgrow.com
• Mississippi: Providing research and analysis for City of Hernando MS 3-year project to grow flagship market
•Mississippi: Assisted Gulf Coast markets with FMPP project on analyzing access to markets for Gulfport resident and farmers. 2014 Local Food Awareness Report for Gulfport MS, found at www.helpingpublicmarketsgrow.com
•Vermont: Providing analysis and resource development for NOFA-VT’s annual data on farmers markets.
•Supporting markets creating their Legacy Binders
•Vermont: Researched and wrote report on SNAP, FMNP technology and policy answers for VT farmers markets in collaboration with NOFA-VT and VAAFM, 2013 Vermont Market Currency Feasibility Report found at www.helpingpublicmarketsgrow.com
•Vermont: Working with Vermont Law School on legal resources for farmers and market organizations.
•Vermont: Assisting with 3 year project to build capacity for direct marketing farmers and outlets through DIY data collection and use.
Wallace Center: Moderator of FSLN, advisory to the 2020 NGFN Conference to be held in New Orleans in March of 2020
•Why Hunger: Created online toolkit for grassroots communities.
Feel free to contact me at my name at gmail dot com if I might be able to help your market or business.
We couldn’t be happier in Charlottesville, VA, where the Society of St. Andrew gleans at our Saturday market every week, and distributes unsold produce to soup kitchens, food banks, and churches. I’m so impressed with their hard work — always at the end of a busy market day, and frequently in the HEAT! In 2011, they gleaned over three TONS of produce from our market!
We also have a new program here in town, where as part of the Discover You Can! program, we’ve taught several low-income residents how to can, provided equipment, and using gleaned produce for all the lessons — then giving away the preserved goodies in their neighborhoods.
I’m so glad you mentioned the Society of St. Andrew, as I ran into them at a conference a few years back and heard about all of the good work they do.
I guess I was making the distinction between collecting donations from harvested farm goods at market, and actual gleaning which I understood to be the act of going through fields and collecting (from the ground) unharvested food.
I learned that distinction from the amazing movie “The Gleaners” which I should also have mentioned.