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Lauren Errickson, Rutgers Cooperative Extension

Lauren Errickson, Rutgers Cooperative Extension

New Brunswick Community Farmers Market Coordinator

Lauren Errickson, M.S., has an academic and professional background that includes environmental, agricultural, and nutritional science experience. Having previously co-owned/operated an organic farm in New England, she now coordinates the New Brunswick Community Farmers Market with Rutgers Cooperative Extension. Through the market, Lauren works to increase food availability and affordability within the city, bringing Jersey Fresh produce from local farms to urban families while also fostering urban agriculture initiatives and community gardens. She serves on the advisory board of Rutgers Against Hunger and as co-chair of the Agriculture Work Group of the New Brunswick Community Food Alliance. Lauren is pursuing her Ph.D. in Applied Community Nutrition at Rutgers University; her research goals focus on the interconnections of nutrition, health, and sustainable food systems.