May 22nd, 2017

Welcome Juliet Glass!

by Amy Crone

You may have noticed that our social media game has been on point recently; it’s all thanks to our newest team member – Juliet Glass. We are thrilled to welcome Juliet on board as our new External Relations Coordinator!

Juliet comes to us from FRESHFARM Markets, where she spent nine years supporting farmers markets in the DC metro area by managing markets, programs, and leading communications efforts. Her knowledge of local food, connections with farmers, and communications skills bring a wealth of new experience to our small staff.

Born and raised in New York City, Juliet attended Reed College in Portland, OR and the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. Although trained as a historian, her passion for food and cooking led her to a career as a freelance food writer. Driven by a desire for more real world experience in food system management, Juliet joined FRESHFARM and got her hands dirty, chipping in with everything from market management to social media.

Juliet’s role with MDFMA will be to increase the organization’s visibility and impact, advance its mission, and expand community involvement. When not working, Juliet enjoys cooking, visiting farmers markets, yoga, and spending time with her husband, sons and cats.

About the Author Amy Crone Amy Crone

Amy’s passion for food starting in her aunt & uncle’s garden, a lovely log cabin by a NH lake where she first learned to preserve and pickle. She has always wanted to help people, and completed her degrees in international development in hopes of combining this interest with her love of travel. After working in the field of international development, then in federal government, then in a think tank, and then in state government, Amy decided that she wanted to explore explore her entrepreneurial interests. These included: starting a nonprofit (MDFMA), developing a national technology solution to provide farmers market and farmers access to accepting SNAP, building several websites, and becoming a Board member in local organizations. She is happy to be able to follow her passion of improving local food systems and the health of all Marylanders by getting them to buy more fresh local food at Maryland farmers markets. Amy’s other main interests are her husband & 2 children, Crossfitting, and traveling to any location that has interesting and delicious ~preferably local~ food.