The ACFMA Staff and Board of Directors is comprised of a cross section of community leaders, healthcare professionals, food policy advocates, growers, producers and passionate consumers that support its mission and core values.
Reza Djalal is an Adams County native who grew up in Biglerville, PA. He graduated from St. John’s College in Santa Fe, NM in 2015 with a BA in Philosophy and the History of Science and Mathematics. He has retained the position of Market Manager for the Adams County Farmers Market Association since May of 2018.
Emma Lower, Boyer Nurseries and Orchards
Emma Lower is the Business and Retail Manager for Boyer Nurseries & Orchards, a 5th generation family-owned fruit growing business out of Biglerville, PA. Emma and other representatives from Boyer have been involved in the Adams County Farmers Market Association since its inception, and have been very supportive of the outreach initiatives implemented at the farmers' market. Emma brings a wide range of knowledge and resources to the table to help us better understand the challenges local fruit growers face in a competitive marketplace.
Flo has been a long time friend and supporter of ACFMA initiatives. She has a strong background in borough/township management and community development projects. Her expertise brings invaluable knowledge beneficial to market growth and development.
Kathleen Glahn, Wild Juniper Farm
Kathy Glahn has been actively involved in our local market scene since 2004. In 2008, she was instrumental in forming the non-profit to assist in increasing operating revenues, advertising and the development of community partners. She envisioned the farmers market as being a vital link to addressing community needs while contributing to the local economy. Additionally, Kathy has been a invaluable asset in securing and managing a variety of grants to assist in building capacity. In 2009, Kathy received a United Way of Adams County-Callie Award for excellence in agriculture. She currently serves on the boards of the Gettysburg Hospital Foundation and Farmers Market Coalition as well as owns and operates Wild Juniper Farm in Gettysburg.
Jill has an Associate degree in Accounting and has been working in the accounting field since 1987. She moved to Gettysburg in 2005 and is currently the bookkeeper for three other local businesses, including another non-profit. She accepted the position of bookkeeper for the Adams County Farmers Market Association in August of 2018.
Kim Davidson, Center for Public Service at Gettysburg College
Kim Davidson is the Director of the Center for Public Service at Gettysburg College and facilitates that Adams County Food Policy Council. Through her work at both, she connects students, faculty and community members for social change. She has served on the board of ACFMA since 2009 with specific focus on outreach to work towards the association’s goals for food justice.
Ellen Dayhoff, Adams County Agricultural Land Preservation Program
Ellen Dayhoff is the Administrator of the Adams County Agricultural Land Preservation Program. She has been with the program for 26 years. She was the Founding President of the Pennsylvania Farmland Preservation Association in 1995 and remains active in the organization. In 1995 Ellen assisted with co-founding the Land Conservancy of Adams County, Inc., a nonprofit organization which preserves farm and natural lands through conservation easements. She remains active with the Land Conservancy by serving on various committees.
Lizzy Cooper, The Gleaning Project
Lizzy Cooper is the Adams County Coordinator for The Gleaning Project of South Central Pennsylvania, where she manages logistics and relationships with farmers, volunteers, and community partners to distribute excess local produce to individuals experiencing food insecurity. She also coordinates the Healthy Options voucher program through the Adams County Food Policy Council. Lizzy got her start with local food systems work as a student volunteer for the Painted Turtle Farm at Gettysburg College, and she is thrilled to be back in Adams County enjoying the agricultural abundance and powerful sense of community that is present here.
Kathy Gaskin, Healthy Adams County
Kathy Gaskin received her bachelors degree in Social Work from Shippensburg University in 1992 and her masters degree in Social Work Administration from Temple University in 2004. She spent the first thirteen years of her social work career at Survivors, Inc. until taking the Executive Director’s position at Healthy Adams County. Healthy Adams County currently houses 17 different task forces, coalitions, and committees which have grown out of the top needs from past community health assessments. Healthy Adams County has focused their attention for the past six years on the high obesity rate, the high rate of depression, and the need for more affordable housing in the County of Adams. Its Adams County Food Policy Council has been successful in working on access to healthy foods for the low-income population of the county. Kathy Gaskin has also served on the Collaborating for Youth Advisory Board, the Overdose Awareness Task Force, Adams County Parks, Recreation, & Green Space Grant Committee, and for United Way of Adams County.
Carly Marshall, Adams County Planning Department
Carly Marshall is a Planner with Adams County Office of Planning and Development, which recognizes the importance supporting strong community connection and access to healthy foods through local food systems. Carly specializes in historic preservation and serves on the Historic Gettysburg Adams County Board as well as the Heroin Awareness Task Force.
Tara Megos, Weaving Roots Farm
Tara Megos is a co-founder of Weaving Roots Farm in New Oxford, PA, which grows vegetables, herbs, and cut-flowers. She is a recent transplant to the area and is excited to grow food in Adams County while helping promote healthy food access at our local farmer's market. Prior to relocating here, she founded and ran an education-based urban farm called Hidden Harvest Farm in Baltimore, MD for 5 years and sold to restaurants, a neighborhood food stand, and weekly at a Baltimore farmer's market. She was also a founding member of the Baltimore Farm Alliance, a collection of urban farms in the Baltimore area, and helped start its membership committee. She has a degree from the Maryland College of Art in Interdisciplinary Sculpture.