Regen1 Accelerator

Marketplace Workstream

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Ben Thomas

Program Director

CAFF

Regen1 Accelerator

Marketplace Workstream

Ben provides direction and support for the Farm to Market Team to develop and deliver programs to increase local market access for small- to mid-scale California family farmers and help ensure that the food that they produce is available to local communities, including schools and hospitals. Ben brings ten years of experience in sustainable purchasing and believes that supporting farmers and farmworkers is key to a just and resilient food system. He has previously served in leadership and advisory roles for developing purchasing impact standards for institutions for Center for Good Food Purchasing, Real Food Challenge, Health Care Without Harm, The Fair Trade Colleges & Universities campaign and EatREAL In his spare time, Ben enjoys exploring the outdoors, traveling, improv comedy and cooking.

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