Green Festival Speakers

JuJu Harris

JuJu Harris was raised in Oakland, California where her interest in the connection between health and food began when her father changed his diet and exercise habits to manage high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity and borderline diabetes. Affectionately known as “Nana JuJu”, creating delicious, nutritious meals from few ingredients is her specialty.

Juju currently serves as Culinary Educator and SNAP Outreach Coordinator for Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture, working from a converted school bus that serves as a mobile farmer’s market. She conducts cooking demonstrations, showing practical ways to introduce nutritious, produce into one’s diet. As a mother who previously received food assistance (WIC and SNAP), she is convinced that healthy food can be easily and inexpensively prepared. JuJu has written a cookbook of recipes--The Arcadia Mobile Market Seasonal Cookbook-- which combine WIC staples with fresh produce. It is available to Arcadia Mobile Market patrons this season.