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Patty Emmert

Patty Emmert is the Community Relations and Marketing Manager for Duncan Family Farms, a certified organic farm specializing in leafy greens and specialty vegetables. Since joining the farm in 2010, Patty has worked to help the company expand its Specialty Vegetable crop by fostering new business relationships, including wholesale and retail accounts, and growing sales. Patty also oversees marketing and community outreach for the farm. Her successful outreach projects include the creation and management of the Wigwam Farmers Market, a health and wellness initiative called Salad a Day The Duncan Way and various volunteer initiatives. Additionally, Patty is the current Director for Slow Food Phoenix, the local chapter of a global non-profit organization focused on good, clean and fair food. She was a US Delegate to Terra Madre in Turin, Italy and is an active member of Blue Watermelon Project, which focuses on taste education and healthy food in schools. She is the Production Chair for the AZ Farm to School Network, FAPAC member and a MARCO member. Her dedication is deeply rooted in building vibrant local food supply systems and making sure that everyone has access to healthy, fresh food.