GrowNYC is a hands-on non-profit which improves New York City's quality of life through environmental programs that transform communities block by block and empower all New Yorkers to secure a clean and healthy environment for future generations. GrowNYC operates Greenmarket Farmers Markets (the Union Square Greenmarket being the most famous), which has grown to become the largest and most diverse outdoor urban farmers market network in the country. There arr now with 54 markets, over 230 family farms and fishermen participating, and over 30,000 acres of farmland protected from development. Grownyc.org
Gabrielle Langholtz is an award-winning writer and the editor of Edible Brooklyn magazine (which won a James Beard award in 2009) and Edible Manhattan (which is nominated for one in 2012). For eight years she was the Special Projects Manager for Greenmarket, where responsibilities included working with the media to tell the story of the city’s markets, the farmers who sell their homegrown foods there, and the New Yorkers who love them.