has served on the board since 2017. She is a Child Nutrition Education Program Specialist for the Ohio Department of Education and Clinical Dietician for The Buckeye Ranch in Grove City, Ohio. Elizabeth co-chairs the Ohio Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Public Policy Committee, and serves as a Project Advisor on the Livestock Sale Committee for Franklin County 4-H. Elizabeth has been shopping at the market with her family for over 15 years.
Todd Mills is the General Manager at Compton Construction where he oversees operations, finance, and sales while supporting the company's vision of building meaningful partnerships with clients and the community and a balanced life for the team. Prior to his work in construction, Todd owned and operated Acre restaurants where he prioritized locally sourced ingredients and sustainable business
Kate Hodges (she/her) is the founder of certified organic culinary and tea herb farm Foraged & Sown. As a first-generation mid-career farmer, Kate engages in local and national food and farming policy, presents about farming and foraging at area conventions and is a familiar face on both sides of the farmers' market booth. Beyond honing her knowledge of specialty crop growing and harvesting methods, Kate has special interest in the fibershed movement of regionalized textile production, following a personal passion for fiber arts that she's had for over 25 years.
Rob Littleton joined the board in 2023. As Co-Founder of Littleton’s Market, Rob is passionate about providing quality food to the community. Before opening Littleton’s Market, he led the data science team at CoverMyMeds. Rob completed doctoral research in Physiology and Systems Biology where he focused on food-based treatments for human health. In his spare time, Rob loves skiing and soccer, and has recently rediscovered a love of scuba diving. Rob and his wife have two children, and they’re all regulars at the Upper Arlington Farmers Market.
Hey there, Common Green community! I'm Anique Russell (she/her), and I've been on the board since 2022. I'm passionate about community and making positive changes. I co-founded and own Too Good Eats, starting as a market vendor in 2016. I earned my MBA from The Ohio State University and work as a business consultant and strategist. Outside of work, I enjoy trying out local restaurants with my husband, staying active with workouts, and spending quality time with my two kiddos.
Amy Bodiker Baskes
has been a champion for local food and farming for the past twenty-five years. Through her nonprofit consultancy, Amy offers strategic planning, fundraising and facilitation services to help organizations and communities maximize the resources they bring to their mission and impact. Former clients include Produce Perks Midwest, Field & Fork Network, and the Organic Farming Research Foundation. Locally, Amy serves on the steering committee of the Ohio Food Policy Network and the board of the Bexley Community Foundation. Additionally, Amy writes about food for Columbus Monthly.
Jenn joined the board in 2018 and served as the board's secretary from 2018-2023. She is passionate about supporting local farmers and small businesses. Professionally she is a Program Manager for Veritas Technologies and a Columbus REALTOR with Casto Residential Realty. She holds a bachelor's in business as well as an MBA focusing on Organizational Management. Jenn previously worked at the Clintonville market for Sunny Meadows Flower Farm and enjoys hiking, cooking, and gardening in her free time. She resides in Clintonville with her family.
Is committed to food security, both local and global. Will has worked with the USDA, and USAID on food security programs in the U.S., Sub Saharan Africa, and South America. Currently Will is the Worldwide Oil and Soyfood Director at the U.S. Soybean Export Council and continues to advise in his family farming operation in Driscol Texas. Will has lived in Columbus since 2016, moving to join his wife Amber who is a professor in City and Regional planning at OSU.
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Join our Farmers Market Board! We're expanding and seeking community members passionate about local food systems. Make a real impact in our region's growth - join us in shaping a thriving, sustainable future together!
Picture this: You, alongside a vibrant team, steering the course of not one, but four bustling markets that act as the pulse of our city's food scene. These markets aren't just places to buy produce—they're hubs of connection, celebration, and sustainability.
As a board member, you'd play a pivotal role in distributing over $70,000 in food assistance, ensuring that everyone in your community has access to fresh, wholesome food, regardless of their circumstances. Your decisions will directly impact over 120 small food producers, helping them thrive and sustain their livelihoods.
Being on the board of Common Greens is a chance to shape the heart of your community and empower local food producers. Imagine being part of a movement that nourishes not just bellies, but the very essence of your city!