Who We Are

Our Mission

Field & Fork Network is a food and farming organization. Our mission is to build capacity for a thriving regional food system in Western NY. We promote connections between the consumers, food producers, and food buyers across the region. We strive to create a practical economic engine for local, sustainable agriculture and to provide our region with access to fresh, healthy food.

Our Vision

We are committed to building a thriving, healthy community through local food.

Our Values

We value collaboration, community, education, diversity, innovation, professionalism, sustainability, and tradition.

Our Team

Lisa French

Co-Founder & Executive Director


Patricia Akers

Program Manager, Double Up Food Bucks New York

Katie Brigham

Communications & Development Coordinator

Our Board

Liz Carter

Integer Holdings Corporation

Board President

Kristin Lonergen

Key Bank

Board Vice President

Jonathan Willcox



Kathy Andriaccio

Tower Foundation

Board Secretary

Andrea Bozek

Mercury Buffalo

Beth Machnica

Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus

Russ Papia

Russ Papia Consulting

Andrea A. Tarshus, Esq.

Tarshus Law Firm

Our Supporters & Partners

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