Sebastian Muenchrath, Pop Up Food Hub Senior Manager
Sebastian oversees and optimizes the on-site operations of the farmers market-based Pop Up Food Hub. Before joining the Pop Up Food Hub Team in 2019, Sebastian worked as the Production Lead for Number 1 Sons, a family-owned fermented and pickled food producer in Northeast DC. Sebastian is driven by FRESHFARM’s missions to bolster the region’s local food economy by improving access to locally produced food for both individuals and community organizations. Favorite market product: delicata squash

Julian Kroboth, Pop Up Food Hub Procurement Manager
Julian manages procurement and distribution for the Pop Up Food Hub with participating producers in the FRESHFARM network. Julian has been with the Pop Up Food Hub since 2017, working with both producers and customers of local food and providing services that help both groups. Growing up in central Virginia, local agriculture was all around him, and when he moved across the country to Oregon for college he experienced much of the same, with a regional emphasis on sustainable production. Moving to DC after graduation, Julian started working at Mom’s Organic Market as a Produce Manager, and observed firsthand the challenges in our local food system. Julian is inspired by multicultural working-class solidarity and courageous empathy. Favorite market product: yellow peaches

Emily Patete, Pop Up Food Hub Procurement Manager
Emily procures produce from local farmers for distribution through the Pop Up Food Hub. She has a background in managing the production and sale of food. Her coolest jobs working in food were working as a commercial fisherman in Alaska and managing a microgreens farm in Virginia. Emily has a dedicated interest in agriculture, the food supply chain, and the environment. She has a passion for healthy fresh food and helping others. Favorite market product: blueberries

Jennifer Luu, Pop Up Food Hub Associate Operations Manager
Jennifer joined the Pop Up Food Hub team in 2017 as a Market Share Intern. In 2019 after graduating college, she returned to Community Foodworks as both a Market Manager and a PUFH support staff member. After Community Foodworks merged with FRESHFARM, she joined the PUFH team as an Associate Operations Manager in 2020. In this role, she manages the day-to-day at-market operations and delivery logistics for the Pop Up Food Hub. Jennifer is inspired by her fellow PUFH team members’ camaraderie, empathy, and perseverance in the work that they do. Favorite market product: cherries

Lizzie Ferrante, Pop Up Food Hub Associate Program Manager

Tailor CobleTailor Coble, Food Access & Education Coordinator
As a native Washingtonian, Tailor feels compelled to give back to the city that helped make her make her who she is today. Tailor believes her city deserves to be well nourished, empowered to grow its own food, and sustainable for everyone.

 

 

Taryn Olander Ferguson, Pop Up Food Hub Operations Associate

Chase Goldston, Pop Up Food Hub Operations Associate
Chase supports the set-up and operation of the Pop Up Food Hub and helps ensure that quality food is packed up and ready for delivery. He grew up around farms and agriculture and appreciates being part of an organization that improves healthy food access in DC and supports farmers. He enjoys working with people and food, and is excited to do both working with FRESHFARM! Favorite market product: garlic

 

Eva Shpak, Pop Up Food Hub Operations Associate
Eva helps pack, sort, and deliver Market Share bags and wholesale items for the Pop Up Food Hub. She drives the white van! Eva has always been interested in sustainable agriculture. Previously, she was a farmers market manager with Community Foodworks before the organization merged with FRESHFARM. She is a bodyworker and in school to be a mental health counselor. She loves the PUFH team and interacting with fresh, local produce! Favorite market product: strawberries

Aminat Adebule, Farm Stand Supervisor 

Danielle Corbin, Kenilworth Farm Stand Manager
Danielle was inspired to work with the Pop Up Food Hub after her husband worked with the team for four years. She enjoys working with the different farmers and ethnic groups that attend the farm stand. Being a farm stand manager has helped her learn more about the different types of fruits and vegetables available in our region.

Yolanda Gayden, Kenilworth Farm Stand Manager

JaNeya Lee, Cesar Chavez Farm Stand Manager

Melissa Stewart, Cesar Chavez Farm Stand Manager

Hilda Molina, Community Translator

Clu Cohen, Support Staff
Clu helps pack food for distribution with the Pop Up Food Hub. They believe that everyone deserves access to local food, and yet there is so much inequitable distribution across the DC wards. Clu
is excited to be a part of the process to get food to people who need it! Favorite market product: turnips

 

Zayan Haq, Support Staff
Zayan works with FRESHFARM’s Pop Up Food Hub team and Markets team. He is interested in working to help address food insecurity, and through working at FRESHFARM has learned about how organizations can act to help address this issue. He’s met a lot of friendly, hard working people at FRESHFARM who inspire him to think creatively. Favorite market product: bread from any of the bakeries

Yuval Lev, Support Staff
Yuval is originally from Haifa and lived in Rockville and Pennsylvania before moving to Foggy Bottom in 2015 (where he still lives) to study Political Communication at George Washington University. Yuval believes radical care and support for our communities is crucially important. That’s why he is proud to be part of the Pop Up Food Hub, supporting FRESHFARM’s food equity initiatives and helping distribute fresh food to people who need it all over the DMV. You can find him packing bags at the Wednesday Columbia Heights Farmers Market and at Minnesota Ave. on Thursdays! Favorite market product: tomatoes

Jack Jensen Miller, Support Staff
Jack is a hair stylist and a sculptor and loves fruits and veggies! On the Pop Up Food Hub team, Jack helps load trucks, haul crates, and pack beautiful produce bags. They have worked for FRESHFARM for two years, been vegan for seven, and loved food for 28. Jack has a huge garden of their own and builds raised beds in their studio. They also co-run an Instagram documenting weird-looking (but delicious!) food. Favorite market product: beets

Hank MacDonald, Support Staff & Community Delivery Driver

Launda Ervin, Community Delivery Driver

Michael Wilkinson, Community Delivery Driver
Michael helps deliver fresh produce to individuals and institutions as part of the Pop Up Food Hub team. He has had several different careers over the years: policy analyst, photographer, marketing consultant, restaurant owner. But the through-line across all of these experiences has been driving. He’s done everything from flower delivery driver, to pizza deliverer, to college “safety shuttle” driver, to transporting vintage Airstream and Spartan trailers across the country. When Michael’s very short career as a restaurant owner exploded, he started driving for Lyft, which brought him to FRESHFARM through a partnership with Lyft initiated in the early days of COVID. He is proud to be a part of the team, doing what he loves best: driving and helping.  

Tiffany Younger, Community Delivery Driver

Shireen Zaineb, Community Delivery Driver