HRN Hall of Fame: Bob Lewis
Bob Lewis has dedicated his entire career to ensuring that millions of New Yorkers have access to healthy, fresh, affordable food. First, he co-founded New York City’s Greenmarket Farmers Market program in 1976. Then, he continued to help revive regional and local food systems, through his creation of, to name just a few, the NYC Citywide School Gardens Program, Greenmarket’s Farmer-Consumer Advisory Committee, and GrowNYC’s New Farmer Development Project, that enables immigrants to become small-scale farmers. Since 2015, he has been advising the non-profit Fulton Market Association to develop a farmer and producer-focused indoor and outdoor public market called Fulton Stall Market. If you spend even just a little time with Bob, you leave with a much better understanding of the food system’s failures—and complete optimism about the ability to overcome them.
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