Ben has a long history in non-profit leadership, within the food system and at the Farmers Market Coalition. He is FMC’s former Executive Director, and currently serves as the organization’s Policy Director. Ben’s career includes helping found the California Alliance of Farmers’ Markets, running the California Market Match Program, championing equitable food policy at the local, state and national level, and running the first farmers market on a Kaiser Permanente campus.
Current Focus: In his role as FMC’s Policy Director, Ben oversees federal policy advocacy in order to advance the needs of farmers markets through the legislative and administrative process.
Ben lives in Albany, California (Lisjan Ohlone Territory). He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (888) 362-8177 x 710.