Green Festival Speakers
Bernadine (Bernie) Prince is Co-founder and Co-Executive Director of FRESHFARM Markets, a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C. which operates 11 producer-only farmers markets in the mid-Atlantic region. She started FRESHFARM Markets’ SNAP/Matching Dollars program in 2009 and FoodPrints—a school program with an edible garden, Food Lab and curriculum for first, third and fourth graders at Watkins Elementary School in DC’s Ward 6. Since 2004, Prince has worked directly with farmers markets in Australia and New Zealand, where she helped set the standards for those countries’ farmers markets. She holds an honorary position on the board of Farmers’ Markets New Zealand, Inc. She is also President of the national Farmers Market Coalition in the USA.