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Lisa French

Lisa is the co-founder and Executive Director of Field & Fork Network. Through her work with the non-profit organization Lisa has been involved in various regional initiatives including the agriculture working groups for the Regional Economic Development Council and the Western New York Sustainability plan and sat on the Food Access and Justice Working Team for the One Region Forward initiative. She currently sits on the Advisory Board for the City of Lackawanna Brownfield Opportunity Area – stage 3 Development Initiative. She is a founding member and co-chair of the Healthy Foods Healthy People workgroup- a member of the Creating a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative and is a member of the John R. Oishei Leadership program.

Lisa first began her foray into the world of food back in 2007 when she secured the rights to publish Edible Buffalo magazine. During the 6 years that followed, Lisa immersed herself into the world of local food – through the magazine – communicating many untold stories of local growers, food artisans, chefs and local food advocates. Lisa credits this work with providing her a solid background and understanding of our region’s agricultural assets and what she deems endless possibilities for our local food system to thrive.