Stacy has worked with farmers markets from a variety of vantage points: vendor, manager, researcher, and consumer. She has grown and sold everything from asian mustards to zinnias, and later served as the manager of the Morgantown Farmers Market for two years. In 2005, she earned a Masters of Science in Agricultural and Environmental Education from West Virginia University, and has since co-authored articles on farmers market impacts and characteristics for academic agricultural publications. Stacy served at Executive Director of FMC from January 2009 to August 2012, when she welcomed her new son Fionn to planet Earth.
As Project Director, Stacy is responsible for overseeing projects to evaluate of the Farmers Market Promotion Program and help guide Food and Nutrition Service farmers market research efforts, as well as assisting other FMC staff with grant and program development. Stacy enjoys working with managers, farmers, economic developers, and others in the farmers market sphere to cultivate an environment of sharing: ideas, assessment tools, success stories, obstacles, and other resources. She believes farmers markets have the power to sustain healthy farms, healthy communities, and healthy economies.
When not working for FMC, Stacy can be found in the garden, shaking a half-hearted fist at the groundhogs and happily harvesting greens.
Contact Stacy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 434-984-0175.