Meet Kimberly Barnett, the Fall 2012 Lobo Growers’ Market Manager! Kimberly is a senior at UNM, studying food and water resources in the Bachelor of University Studies program. As a Sustainability Studies student she has completed both the SUST-402 Foodshed Field School and SUST-364 Growers’ Market Practicum courses, in which she learned about New Mexico’s foodsheds and how to organize and manage growers’ markets.
Kimberly grows produce on a small plot in Bosque Farms with her partner Jedrek, and works with him to sell it at the Northeast, Nob Hill and Downtown Growers’ Markets. She’s also developing a value-added baby food business that will use local produce, and is hoping to open a commercial kitchen in Bosque Farms some day.
Kimberly says, “I’m thrilled to be able to be a part of bringing local food to campus. It’s something I know the faculty and student body here have been wanting for a while. I think that completing the Growers’ Market class here at UNM, farming, and also working at three local markets has given me some of the experience I need to help make our campus market successful. My brain and my stomach are eager for exciting things to happen this semester!”
Welcome, Kimberly! We’re excited to have such a passionate and capable student managing the six-week series of markets.