Austin co-leads Farmstand Local Foods and is focused on creating long term, mutually rewarding sales relationships between farmers and chefs. Austin discovered his passion for agriculture while attending college and subsequently uncovered a rich history of farming in his family. He then worked to grow a small produce and livestock farm in Wisconsin and found a knack for bridging rural production with urban demand through farmer’s markets, CSA, restaurant accounts, and more. Before Farmstand, Austin gained experience in the Seattle marketplace working to build a logistics system and heightened exposure and demand for NW Washington-grown products through the Puget Sound Food Hub. Outside of work, Austin enjoys dining and cooking the local ingredients he sells, snowboarding in the winter, and anything related to water in the summer. He can be reached at email@example.com.