Green Festival Speakers

Bernadine Prince



Bernadine (Bernie) Prince is a founder and co-executive director of FRESHFARM Markets, a nonprofit organization based in WDC that operates the largest network of producer-only farmers markets in the Chesapeake Bay region. She oversees the SNAP/Matching Dollars program--FRESHFARM Markets was the first DC market to offer this program and the second to do so in MD to ensure that people of all income levels can afford fresh, healthy food. She also oversees the FoodPrints program, now in 4 DC elementary schools and reaching over 1,000 students with hands-on gardening and a nutrition-based curriculum. Prince has received numerous awards for her work at FRESHFARM Markets including WETA "Local Heroes." She serves as president of the national Coalition of Farmers Market and has traveled to Australia and New Zealand where she helped those countries set standards for their farmers markets. More information at www.freshfarmmarkets.org