Hurrah! Jessica Botta, Ellen Kassoff, Carla Hall, Sandra Miller, Toni Tipton-Martin, Jessica van Dop De Jesus and CiCi Williamson
Jessica Botta is a participant in the Virginia Food Systems Leadership Institute, a multidisciplinary program conducted this summer by University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Virginia Commonwealth University, James Madison University, and George Mason University. The program focuses on sustainable food systems through the lens of equity as well as building leadership competencies in sustainable food systems advocacy.
Ellen Kassoff and her husband Todd Gray held an official ribbon cutting for their most recent venture, Federal Fritters on May 27. Click here for the article.
Carla Hall is hosting Best Bakers in America on the Food Network. You can stream episodes here https://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/best-baker-in-america.
Sandra Miller was featured in the story, "Trends in Agriculture," on page 22 of the LDEI Spring Quarterly. The owner/farmer of Painted Hand Farm in Mount Holly Springs, Pennsylvania, discusses her own experience stating “the biggest trend I’m seeing is a push beyond Certified Organic to address social, economic, and environmental issues.” Read more of about Sandra in the magazine you should have received in the mail or here https://www.ldei.org/uploads/archives/102.pdf.
Toni Tipton-Martin has been awarded the prestigious Julia Child Award for her prolific work exploring and highlighting African American Cooking as an editor, instructor, speaker, historian, author and journalist. She will be presented with the award November 4 at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Click here for the article.
Jessica van Dop De Jesus's article "6 Traditional Foods You Absolutely Must Try in Puerto Rico" was published May 27 in Travel and Leisure magazine. She details where and what native dishes you should indulge on when enjoying an island vacation in her native Puerto Rico.
CiCi Williamson was elected president of the McLean Newcomers and Neighbors Club on May 19. The 140-member women's club, celebrating its 52nd anniversary, was founded in 1969 with a purpose to create new friendships, provide opportunities for socializing, and to acquaint residents with the community. CiCi also designs the monthly newsletter for the club.
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