Ben Feldman

Policy Specialist

Ben Feldman currently serves as the Policy Director for the national Farmers Market Coalition. He has spent his career working with farmers’ markets and the farmers that sell at them. Ben previously worked at the Ecology Center where he helped found the California Alliance of Farmers’ Markets, served as vice-chair of the CDFA Farmers’ Market Advisory Committee, Administered the California Market Match Program, and championed policy to improve access for low-income shoppers to shop at farmers’ market. Ben also worked for the Pacific Coast Farmers Market Association where he managed the first Kaiser Permanente Farmers Market.

Ben also has experience on the other side of the table, having sold produce and baked goods at farm stands and farmers markets. Ben is a graduate of the UCSC Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems program and holds a Masters Degree in Environmental Science from the University of California, Riverside.

Contact Ben at ben@farmersmarketcoalition.org, or (888) FMC-8177 ext 703.