Video Snack: Melanie Cheng on Advocating for Farmers

Melanie is the founder of social enterprise FarmsReach and nonprofit Om Organics.

FarmsReach started as a web-based SaaS platform to facilitate regional B-to-B food distribution, and has since evolved into farm advocacy services to help farms become more financially and environmentally sustainable: financial services, access to inputs, and technical assistance.

With Om Organics, Melanie operated the first farmers market-to-restaurant co-op in San Francisco in 2002, and developed the website, a popular resource for consumers to learn about organic agriculture and find sustainably grown foods in the SF Bay Area.

She spoke at UVM’s Food Systems Summit in June 2012. To learn more about the 2013 Food Systems Summit, please click here.

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