Rebecca ChávezDirector of Agricultural Programs
Rebecca is a food systems expert with over ten years of experience leveraging community-based and systems change within local and global agricultural supply chains. She is passionate about food sovereignty and about leveraging the joy of mealtimes to influence community engagement, local economies, public health, and our natural environment. A Mexican-American native of Washington, DC, Rebecca is motivated to collaborate with our region’s diverse and intersectional communities in co-creating a more equitable food system. She holds a Master of Public Health degree in Health Behavior from the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the UNC-Chapel Hill.

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 Lovejoy, 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 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 Program Manager

 

 

 

Mitchell Bass, Pop Up Food Hub Operations Associate

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

 

Jessica Lubell, Pop Up Food Hub Operations Associate

Aminat Adebule, Farm Stand Supervisor 

Yolanda Gayden, Kenilworth Farm Stand Manager

JaNeya Lee, Cesar Chavez Farm Stand Manager

Melissa Stewart, Cesar Chavez Farm Stand Manager

Hilda Molina, Community Translator

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

Jack Jensen Miller, Support Staff
Jack is a hairstylist 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

 

Emilee W, Support Staff
Emilee believes that everyone is entitled to fresh, quality food regardless of their zip code or income. She has been a consumer of the FRESHFARM Market Share and now enjoys getting to be a part of the behind-the-scenes! Favorite market product: pawpaws

 

Matt Floto, Community Delivery Driver
Matt has a background in nutrition with a strong interest in sustainable, regenerative food systems. He looks forward to helping people connect to more healthy, local food options through FRESHFARM markets. Favorite market product: pretty much anything from Coulter Farms, especially the yogurts and honey.

 

Hank MacDonald, Support Staff & Community Delivery Driver

Tiffany Younger, Community Delivery Driver

Michael Wilkinson, Substitute Community Delivery Driver