Ann Harvey Yonkers

Ann Harvey Yonkers is co-founder and co-executive director of FRESHFARM Markets. A lifelong environmentalist and local-food advocate, Ann is one of the early leaders in the movement to transform the way Washingtonians eat. She is compelled by the idea that eating locally makes sense from every point of view—flavor, the environment, health and sustainability. Ann has been recognized with numerous awards and accolades including being named one of the 100 most powerful women in Washington, DC, by Washingtonian magazine. In 2012, Washingtonian again recognized Ann and FRESHFARM Markets co-executive director Bernadine Prince as "Green Giants." That same year, she and Bernadine were also recognized by Mayor Vincent Gray with the Mayor's Sustainability Award for their dedication to providing fresh, healthy food to neighborhoods in the District of Columbia for more than a decade. Nationally, Ann has been recognized as a "Woman Who Inspires" by Women Chefs and Restaurateurs. She is the past president of Les Dames d'Escoffier International and holds a professional culinary degree from L'Academie de Cuisine in Bethesda, MD. She has appeared in local and national media including Cooking Light, Natural Home, Chesapeake Life, Washington Business Journal and the Washington Post. She and her husband, Charlie, own Pot Pie Farm, outside of St. Michaels, MD, where they raise laying hens on pasture and grow vegetables and fruits using organic methods.


Bernadine (Bernie) Prince

A passionate supporter of local foods since a young age, Bernadine (Bernie) Prince is the co-founder and co-executive director of FRESHFARM Markets. Bernie believes that supporting local farmers and producers is something everyone can do for their own personal health, the future of farmland in their region and to benefit the planet. A vocal advocate for access to local food for those of all income levels, Bernie created the SNAP and Matching Dollars programs at FRESHFARM Markets that allow low-income residents to buy local, foods at market and decrease the barriers to fresh, healthy food. She established FoodPrints, the program that educates elementary school children about growing and eating healthy food. Bernie (along with Ann Yonkers) has received numerous awards for her work at FRESHFARM Markets including the "Women Who Inspire Award" from Women Chefs & Restaurateurs; the Washington, DC Economic Partnership "Innovator Award" for creating FRESHFARM Markets; the "Hometown Heroes Award" from WETA Public Television; and the DC Mayor's Sustainability Award for providing fresh, healthy food to neighborhoods in the District of Columbia. She has been a keynote and guest speaker at direct marketing farmers market conferences throughout the U.S., Australia and New Zealand for the past decade. Bernie is president of the national Farmers Market Coalition and is a member of Slow Food and Les Dames d'Escoffier. She is a graduate of Ohio University where in she organized a food cooperative that purchased directly from local farmers, a bakery and dairy. Bernie and her husband, Ray, live on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC., and own a farm in Georgetown, DE, where they are growing organic fruit, vegetables and flowers.

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