Justine is the Come to the Table Program Director. Prior to her time at RAFI-USA, Justine worked at the intersection of social justice, food ministries, and local agriculture for over five years. She seeks to serve faith communities and non-profits throughout rural North Carolina by providing resources, tools, and peer connections to increase their capacity. Justine holds a Master of Social Work from UNC-Chapel Hill and a Master of Divinity from Duke Divinity School. S
Come to the Table’s School for Food Justice, Faith, and Storytelling (SFJFS) held its third session on February 16, featuring a presentation on the state of farming, and specifically farmers of color, in the U.S.
Since its inception in 2003, Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture (BRWIA) has worked hard to help build an equitable, sustainable High Country local food system in Northwest North Carolina. Enjoy this Q&A below with the Come to the Table team and Rachel Kinard, the BRWIA Double Up Food Bucks & Farmers Market Manager.
Can you imagine a food system that works for everyone? What if everyone had the resources and allocations to purchase food for themselves? What if farmers and farmworkers were paid fairly, enough for their businesses to thrive?