Executive Director, Farmers Market Fund
Molly joined Farmers Market Fund in 2018, bringing fifteen years of experience at the intersection of food, justice, and community. Her work is informed by her time as a farmer, an educator, a community organizer, a nonprofit consultant, and manager of farmers markets in both Michigan and Oregon. In 2019 Molly led a statewide coalition of organizations that successfully secured a $1.5 million appropriation from the State of Oregon to support the expansion of Double Up, laying the groundwork for a new era of the program. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Environmental Policy & Behavior from the University of Michigan, serves as the Vice President of the Oregon Farmers Market Association’s Board of Directors, and loves gardening, meeting her neighbors, going by bike, and waking up to see that it has snowed.
Program Coordinator, Farmers Market Fund
Mallory Watson is a Northwest native, and she has been living in Oregon for the past 10 years. With a background in nutrition, administrative work, and improving food access though urban farming, coming to FMF just made sense for her! Since moving to Portland in 2012, she has volunteered with multiple garden and nutrition education organizations around town, and she loves teaching kids about growing nutritious food in the garden. Her passion for food justice and local agriculture led her to pursue a master’s degree in holistic nutrition at the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland in 2017. In her free time, she loves gardening, being outdoors, developing new recipes, and spending time with her family
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Mike Elliott, President
Retired, M Benefit Solutions
Briana Arnold, Vice President
Portland State University
Annie Mengis, Treasurer
Peters & Company P.C.
David Ray Salerno Owens, Secretary
Lakeridge High School
McMinnville Economic Development Partnership
Financial and Operations Consultant
OSU Extension Service, Clackamas County
Executive Director, Portland Farmers Market
Markowitz Herbold PC
Rosemarie Sweet, Co-founder & Former Board President
Rosemarie co-founded Farmers Market Fund and served as Board President through 2015. She was also on the Board of Portland Farmers Market from 2006 to 2011, serving as its president for two years.
Rosemarie organized and co-chaired the Portland/Multnomah Food Policy Council from August 2001 through Dec. 2004. This Council advised the City of Portland and Multnomah County on policies promoting a healthy and sustainable regional food system. She also worked with the Healthy Eating by Design program on food access and regional food planning. Other consulting work included facilitating the development of the Zenger Farm project and working with stakeholders in Lincoln City to improve their farmers market and to connect local growers with the area’s institutional purchasers.
Prior to working on sustainable food system issues, Rosemarie Sweet was the founder and executive director of Sustainable Communities Northwest (SCNW). This non-profit corporation provided affordable housing to people of low and moderate income in the Portland area, with an emphasis on ecologically sound building and promoting sustainable lifestyle choices. Prior to that, Ms. Sweet practiced law for 17 years.