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Jessica Crum

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Jessica recently completed her Master’s degree at West Virginia University in the Department
of Agricultural and Resource Economics. She has been working in the West Virginia region of
the Appalachian Foodshed Project with Dr. Cheryl Brown, focusing on the way in which
farmers markets intersect with the emergency food system. Jessica conducted statewide
interviews with market managers and shared the challenges and possibilities that came out of
that process. She is hopeful that her findings will be used by a number of organizations in
West Virginia, to help share how farmers markets and the emergency food system do indeed
have synergy in the region.

Here is a link to Jessica’s full narrative: Jessica Crum

Keywords: emergency food system, justice and fairness, farmers markets, WV FoodLink

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