Green Festival Speakers

Temra Costa



Costa is a nationally recognized sustainable food and farming advocate. Her recent book, Farmer Jane: Women Changing the Way We Eat is the culmination of the past seven years she has spent working to promote a more vibrant local food economy in California and beyond. In addition to the book, Costa has written for numerous publications on hotbutton issues such as Farm to School, eating locally, food safety, and how to create regional food systems. Costa's previous role as statewide director of California's Buy Fresh Buy Local campaign, and other positions held with Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF), worked to engage stakeholders in our food system, from farm to fridge. Farmer Jane is Costa's first book that features over 30 women and how they are changing our food system for the better as farmers, educators, mothers, chefs, businesswomen, and policy wonks. The book also explains how businesses and eaters can get involved in changing how our country eats and farms. Temra works, cooks, gardens and writes in the East Bay of California. Costa is a radio show cohost on Green 960 (www.thegreenmorning.com), works as a food and communications consultant for various businesses, and speaks at events throughout the year.