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A Marlyand boy by birth and upbringing, I grew up working at my family's organic vegetable farm in MD. Growing up at One Straw Farm taught me the value of a holistic, local food system to benefit the farmland, natures resources and our bodies. I now study community entrepreneurship at the University of Vermont, where I have expanded my vision of agroecology and the vital role of Vermont in our national food system.
Gregory A Georgaklis – Founder/Owner - Farmers To You - Berlin, VT Greg has been involved in agriculture for over 30 years, as a farmer, business owner and advisor. He owned and ran Gold Star Wholesale Nurseries of Lexington MA for 25 years. Gold Star was a highly regarded grower, wholesaler and retailer of horticultural products in New England with over 200 employees and $25 million in annual sales. He has served on many association boards at both the state and national level as well as serving on the Massachusetts Board of Agriculture. Greg has an MBA from Boston College as well as several horticulture certifications. He is regarded as an expert in many areas of farm production and sustainability, and currently serves on the Board of the Biodynamic Association. Greg sold his business in 2005 and he, his wife Eva and their three children moved to Vermont to build and test a Biodynamic farming business model. He was hired by several not-for-profit and Vermont state agencies to work directly with and advise organic producers and conventional farmers who sought a new road map for sustainable agriculture. In 2009 Greg focused his energies on starting Farmers To You – an associative business model that is rebuilding a sustainable, appropriately scaled regional food system. Farmers To You, LLC is an on line farm to kitchen grocer that partners families directly with farmers – improves access to high quality, consciously grown food and expands markets for sustainable farmers in New England. Farmers To You is a partnership of families and farmers who feed and support each other.