Qiana Mickie

Anti-Racist Toolkit for Farmers Markets Workgroup Member

Qiana Mickie is a food systems and equity consultant based in Harlem, NY. For the past 10 years, she has worked on fostering a food based solidarity economy in the New York region that increases farm viability, healthy food access, and leadership opportunities for small- mid scale regional farmers, youth, mixed income, Black, Brown, and other communities of color. Qiana also brings an equity-driven lens to her local, state, federal, and international policy work on issues such as food sovereignty, land tenure, and health. Qiana is the former Executive Director of Just Food. During her tenure at Just Food, she advocated for equitable food/farm policy, and supported community leaders to start, sustain, and increase equity within CSAs and community-run farmers markets.

Qiana serves on the International Council of Urgenci, Coordination Committee of the Civil Society Mechanism (CSM) for the United Nations, as well as the boards of the South Bronx Farmers Market, and The Point CDC. Qiana was a 2019- 2020 HEAL Alliance School of Political Leadership Cohort Member. Qiana has a B.S. in Marketing from Hampton University and received her Food Hub Management Certification from the University of Vermont. She is excited to embark on the collaborative efforts to develop the Anti Racist Toolkit for farmers markets nationally within the Farmers Market Coalition working group!