Bob is a pioneer in the Philadelphia area local food movement. In 1996 he and several friends started Philadelphia's first outdoor farmers' market - a maket with real farmers. Later that year he began work with the Food Trust to plan and operate its first seven outdoor farmers' markets. In 2000 he left the Food Trust to be more of an advocate for farmers by starting Farm to City LLC. Since then Farm to City has opened many new farmers' markets, started the Winter Harvest Buying Club, helped many CSA farms to find members, and created a website that allows other farmers and food hubs to use its web tools to serve their own local food movements. Farm to City's programs account for about $3 million annual sales by farmers and food artisans.
Jon Glyn has worked up and down the food chain. For many years, he was a line cook and, not too long ago, he was part of the managerial staff that opened a restaurant dedicated to local food, beer, and spirits. He was the Marketing Team Leader for the Whole Foods Market in Marlton, New Jersey, which is where Jon grew up. For a few years, he was on the Farmers’ Market Program staff for The Food Trust. As Farmers' Market Program Manager, Jon works with over 80 vendors and supervises a seasonal staff of market managers. He lives in University City in West Philadelphia.
Danie was born in one of the most productive farming regions of the US, but has now lived in Philadelphia for more than half of her life. This experience has impressed upon her the necessity for preserving quality farmland while getting city dwellers interested in the life cycle of their food. Joining these two communities is the best way to create a sustainable and healthful food movement. She was a founding board member of the Philadelphia Orchard Project and has taught urban farming and community organizing classes on an urban farm in West Philadelphia. When she is not answering financial questions at Farm to City, she is a doctoral candidate at Drexel University in Communication, Culture and Media, and a yoga teacher.