Program Coordinator, Green City Market
Adam graduated from University of Illinois at Chicago with a Bachelor’s in Cultural Anthropology. After graduating, he worked as a research assistant on an anthropological study of sustainable, small-scale food systems in Western Wisconsin. While working on a farm used as a case study for the research, Adam fell in love with fruit and vegetable production.
After Wisconsin, he worked at several farms in NW Illinois learning about different forms of production based on farm size and crop diversity. The exposure and access to so many diverse fruit and vegetables only increased his interest in minimizing food waste through processing, canning and pickling.
After several years of farming, he moved to New Orleans as an AmeriCorps VISTA working with an organization to procure local produce items for use in school food programs. It was in New Orleans that he developed his passion for education, food literacy, as well as an interest in food justice and policy.
In his spare time, Adam enjoys biking the city, checking out cultural events, and traveling the globe.
Favorite Green City Market treat: Brown Butter Bars from Crumb