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Meet our new West Michigan Local Food Coordinator

Introducing Rebecca Henderson, our new West Michigan Local Food Coordinator. She is based out of Grand Rapids and looking forward to connecting with local food businesses in the area. Get to know her below!

Rebecca Henderson hails from Rochester, NY and has spent the last 9 years working with farms and food in the Bay Area of California. What started out as a year in AmeriCorps working at a food bank quickly turned into an extensive career in sustainable agriculture. Yurt-living and coastal exploring are some of her past times, and learning the tools of the trade as a midwest farmer is her present. Rebecca is now settled into Grand Rapids, where she has fallen in love with the farming and food community in Western Michigan. 

Along with TLD, Rebecca works for Green Wagon Farm as the CSA, Wholesale and Marketing Manager, and dreams in connecting her community with real food that’s grown with care. Starting out at Green Wagon as a farmhand, Rebecca appreciates getting her hands dirty and loves to spread the word and good fight for our local food movement. This makes for a perfect fit for her role as the West Michigan Local Food Coordinator, and is excited to be introducing TLD to this region of our state. 

Rebecca graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and Media studies. She also completed the Sustainable Food and Farming program through UMass Amherst and is now putting her studies to real life. 

Rebecca Henderson is the West Michigan Local Food Coordinator for Taste the Local Difference. She is based out of Grand Rapids, MI. Contact her at rebecca@localdifference.org

  in Agriculture, Find Local Food, Grand Rapids