Center for Regional Food Systems
MSUE - Greening Michigan Institute
Julia's research and outreach focuses on farmers markets and the roles that they play in supporting local specialty crop agriculture, provide additional access for food consumers, portray a wholesome and healthy message about food to those consumers, and provide a gathering place/amenity for communities. She has been working with stakeholders and partners to increase the presence and success of farmers markets in our communities. She is supportive of farm to school and institution efforts, helping to create literacy around the local food system, and working to create innovative responses to critical needs around the local and regional food system.