Nikki is a natural communicator and believes that supporting local farmers builds a safer, stronger, and more resilient food system. Growing up in the suburbs of Washington, DC, Nikki graduated with a Degree in Marketing from Virginia Commonwealth University. She began working in the advertising world and eventually her career took a pivot toward the food industry, first as a line cook then as the Farmers Market Manager for DC’s largest producer-only farmers market. There she managed markets, went on farm visits all throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed, and created social media content and marketing materials for the Freshfarm farmers market network. It is there that she learned how important it is to support small farmers with access to new markets, infrastructure, and education.
Nikki started at The Good Acre shortly after moving to Minnesota in 2016. Here Nikki puts her communication skills to good use, sharing stories from the TGA network of farmers through emails, social media, and our website as well as promoting our farm share program, cooking classes, and development efforts. When not tweeting, Facebooking, Instagramming or thinking up ideas for cooking classes — you can find Nikki taking photos, scouring cookbooks for new recipes, and raising her daughter Ruby to be an adventurous little eater.