About the Farm to School Planning Team

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The Farm to School Planning Team is a working group of volunteers that includes local farmers, community leaders, educators, gardeners, culinary professionals, FCPS Administrators, cafeteria managers, and parents.  Utilizing knowledge from their special area of expertise, each member of the planning team plays a vital role in bringing Farm to School to FCPS.   

Do you feel passionate and about bringing Farm to School to Frederick County?  Join our team and help this effort succeed by getting involved and supporting the Farm to School Campaigns. 


We need the support of local businesses, community groups, parents, and educators! 

Participants that have attended Farm to School Planning Team Meetings

  1. Amy Brockey,           Farm to School Website Design and FCPS Parent

  2. Ben Sayler,              Owner - Pleasant Hill Farm

  3. Bob Black,               Owner - Catoctin Mountain Orchard

  4. Bob Kelly,                Director - FCPS Food and Nutrition Services​

  5. ​Carla Lemons,          FCC Hospitality, Culinary and Tourism Institute

  6. Don Ludke,              Master Gardener - University of Maryland Extension

  7. David Sullivan,         Master Gardener - University of Maryland Extension​

  8. Erin Kline,               Preschool Assistant Teacher, Monocacy Elementary School

  9. Greg Wilson,            Research Associate Colorado State University

  10. Haylee Staruk,          FSNE - University of Maryland Extension 

  11. Katlyn Robertson,     Farmer - Catoctin Mountain Orchard

  12. Karen Fedor,            Farm to School Director - Maryland Department of Agriculture

  13. Kelly Nichols,           Ag Agent - University of Maryland Extension 

  14. Kim Leahy,              Master Gardener - University of Maryland Extension and FCPS Parent

  15. Kip Kelly,                 Owner - Full Cellar Farm

  16. Leslie Pellegrino,      FCPS Chief Financial Officer

  17. Mark Gregory,          Garden Lead at Waverley Elementary School

  18. Mary Evans,             FCC Hospitality, Culinary & Tourism Institute 

  19. Melanie Hoff,           Assistant Manager - FCPS Food and Nutrition Services

  20. Michael Bunitsky,     FCPS Board of Education

  21. MK Barnett,             Owner - Open Book Farm

  22. Renee Delauter,       Potomac Sprout Company

  23. Rick Hood,              Owner - Summer Creek Farm

  24. Samantha Bader,     Maryland State Department of Education

  25. Stacy Wantz,           YMCA Head Start Representative

  26. Suzanne Markowitz, LiveWell Frederick

  27. Tonya Street,           FCPS Communications

  28. Tony Brusco,           CEO - South Mountain Creamery

  29. Tim Jones,              Glory Energy Solutions

  30. Timika Thrasher,      PTA - Monocacy Elementary School

  31. Troy Barnes,            Principal - Monocacy Elementary School

  32. Virginia Skelly,         Registered Dietitian

  33. Zoe Haughwout,      Assistant Manager - FCPS Food and Nutrition Services