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Lauren leads our Local Food Access team, striving to make local and organic food accessible to all Vermonters in both institutional and consumer settings. Lauren has been putting her weight behind sustainable agriculture and local food systems since 2011. She's worked on various livestock and vegetable farms, including a two-year chapter managing production and serving as a garden educator for the Seed to Table Program in central Oregon. Before joining NOFA-VT, Lauren was a member of the Food & Farm team at Vital Communities, where she oversaw a number of projects that strengthened connections between food and community. Her experience with those food access, farm-to-school, and farmer's market promotion projects informs her present work at NOFA-VT: bringing more chairs to the table of Vermont organic food. She is inspired by the creative work being done in this state to ensure that local, organic food feels relevant and accessible to all. In her free time, you'll often find her coopting friends into extensive dinners, heading out for a wander in the woods, or curling up with a good book by the fire.