Project Description

Meredith Ledlie Johnson

Meredith Ledlie Johnson manages the Food Access and Availability Initiative for Virginia Cooperative Extension’s Family Nutrition Program, designed to ensure that all Virginians have access to enough healthy, culturally appropriate food in their communities through increasing access to farmers markets, gardening and healthy retail outlets. She holds a master’s degree in social work with a concentration in community organizing from Hunter College, CUNY. Ledlie Johnson is the Secretary for the Virginia Farmers Market Association. Before living in Virginia, Ledlie Johnson worked as a farmers market manager and as an urban park advocate. She is excited by the possibilities offered by the local food movement to strengthen the resiliency of Virginia’s families and communities.

Panelist, Markets Feeding Communities

Participant, Pop-Up Food, Farmers’ Meat, Safe Chef Demos, Let’s Eat! (Food Safety)