Local food advocate and trail-blazer
Jan is a co-founder and Crop Coordinator of the Sandhills Farm to Table Cooperative, a growing community of more than 2,000 neighbors who have come together around fresh, local food. This cooperative community enterprise brings fresh, locally grown food produced by Sandhills farmers and artisans to hundreds of households in the Sandhills each week.
Their cooperative is the only known cooperative community enterprise in the nation in which members are made up of farmers, workers, and customers.
Jan is a freelance writer, award-winning newspaper feature writer and journalist, columnist, professional horse trainer, judge, long distance hiker and Appalachian Trail thru-hiker.
Jan will share her struggles and joys, having spent the last six years building this impressive cooperative in central North Carolina.