Lauren Wood

Farmers Market Support Associate

Lauren joined FMC in November 2021 as the Farmers Market Support Associate and is thrilled to be able to support farmers markets and strengthen local food systems at scale.  After getting a M.S. in Food Policy & Applied Nutrition from Tufts University, she coordinated DC-based international food aid research projects and managed community health and wellness initiatives at county public health departments in western NC.  She currently manages a farmers market in Haywood County, NC and launched a new market there in 2020.  In a previous life she worked in academic libraries and international relocation services.  Raised overseas, she has moved 25 times and counting, supporting local farmers markets and eating well wherever possible. 

Current focus: Lauren works with the Farmers Market Support team as part of several ongoing contracts and grants with USDA/AMS, USDA/NIFA (subcontractor) and TX Center for Local Food. 

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Lauren is based in metro Atlanta, GA and can be reached at fmsupport@farmersmarketcoalition.org