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Food Justice Series Speakers

The following are the invited speakers to present on the panel during the next installment of the Food Justice Series held at Busboys and Poets in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, November 17, 2011. This month’s topic will be on Environment, Food, and Health.

Bernadine Prince Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director, FRESHFARM Markets

Bernadine (Bernie) Prince is Co-founder and Co-Executive Director of FRESHFARM Markets, a nonprofit organization which operates 11 producer-only farmers markets in the mid-Atlantic region in 2011. She started the Food Stamp/Matching Dollars program and oversees the FoodPrints—local foods school program which just opened its Food Lab, a fully functional teaching kitchen that complements the edible garden and curriculum instruction for first, third and fourth graders at Watkins Elementary School in DC’s Ward 6.  For the past seven years, Prince has also worked in Australia and New Zealand, where she helped set the standards for those countries’ farmers markets. She holds an honorary position on the board of Farmers’ Markets New Zealand, Inc. Prince was just elected President of the national Farmers Market Coalition in the USA.