Project Description

Elizabeth Borst is Executive Director of Virginia Community Food Connections (VCFC) in the Fredericksburg region, and a state co-lead with the Virginia Fresh Match Nutrition Incentive network. VCFC works to connect people, producers and communities to increase consumption of healthy, Virginia Grown fruits and vegetables.

Elizabeth is an experienced Farmers Market Manager and SNAP EBT Program Director, piloting one of the first successful nutrition incentive programs in Virginia at Spotsylvania Farmers Market in 2009. She formed a regional market network to increase community access to fresh local food, started new markets and piloted innovative programs to connect farmers and low-income families. As a Wholesome Wave partner, former Virginia Farmers Market Association Board member, and state co-lead for the Virginia Fresh Match network, she works to build collective impact at Virginia farmers markets through increased SNAP usage and federal benefit income. Elizabeth had a prior career in telecom marketing, and holds a BA in Public Policy Analysis from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.