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

Margaret Lapp

Senior Program Coordinator

Katie Brigham

Communications & Development Coordinator

Morgan Earle

Program Coordinator

Our Board

Russel Papia

Russ Papia Consulting LLC.

Board President

Kristin Lonergen

Key Bank

Board Vice President

Jonathan Wilcox



Kathy Andriaccio

Tower Foundation

Board Secretary

Cheryl Thayer

Cornell University Cooperative Extension Harvest NY

Jonathan McNeice

Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus

Annie Todd

Mobile Safety Net Team

Stephanie Sorrentino

Ingram Micro

Heidi Romer

P2 Collaborative of Western NY

Liz Carter

Fidelis Care

Our Supporters & Partners

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